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 Il-76 case: Court to deliver verdict against General Nazarov March 27

Next Monday, March 27, the Pavlohrad city district court will issue a verdict against Major General Viktor Nazarov, who is accused of negligence leading to the death of 49 Ukrainian soldiers.

Censor.NET reports quoting Iliana Haiduk, the sister of one of the killed paratroopers. According to her, the date of the verdict was announced to the relatives of the victims today.

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Dec. 17, 2015, the Pavlohrad city district court of the Dnipropetrovsk region started the trial in the case of Ukraine's Il-76 plane shot out of sky over Luhansk.

The only defendant, Major General Viktor Nazarov, was the commander the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff at the moment of the tragedy. He is facing charges under part 3 article 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (habitual negligence in office during war, causing grave consequences).

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According to the conclusion of the commission that has carried out a complex military-tactical criminalistic analysis, Nazarov was the one directly obliged to take measures to suppress the air defense of terrorists and ensure a safe passage of Il-76 over enemy-controlled Luhansk on June 14, 2014.

The investigators have questioned 132 witnesses and conducted 112 examinations.
 
 
 
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