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 Special ivestigation initiated against Shoygu, Glazyev and 12 Russian generals, - Prosecutor General Lutsenko

Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office hopes that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu will be convicted in absentia in Ukraine in 2017.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, Lutsenko announced in the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday.

He said a special (in absentia) investigation has been initiated against adviser to Russian President Putin Sergey Glazyev, Russian President's representative in annexed Crimea Oleg Belaventsev, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, and 12 Russian generals involved in Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Lutsenko asked the Rada to cancel the deadline of April 15, 2017 for in absentia trial regarding these persons.

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"This year they [the cases against Russian officials - Ed.] have to be considered, and [the Russians - Ed.] have to be convicted by Ukrainian courts," Lutsenko said.

A total of 119 former officials are being involved in similar in absentia investigations.

Earlier, Pechersk District Court of Kyiv allowed in August 2016 to detain Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

 
 
 
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