General Nazarov announced the indictment in the case of the downed Il-76

Генералу Назарову объявили обвинительный акт в деле о сбитом Ил-76

Major-General Viktor Nazarov

In the Pavlograd district court continued the trial of the downed by militants near the city of Lugansk aircraft Il-76 with 49 Ukrainian servicemen on Board, announced the indictment against the accused in the case of major-General Viktor Nazarov. The indictment announced by the Prosecutor, reports “Radio Freedom”.

According to the document, Nazarov as the head of the headquarters of the ATO was required to manage military units involved in operation, analyze information and predict the likely actions of illegal armed groups in Donbas, however, occupying a position, careless attitude to duties.

In addition, it is noted that Nazarov knew for sure about the location at the airport of Lugansk militia groups, armed with MANPADS, that is, “aware that the flight of aircraft at a specified aerodrome will be implemented into enemy territory” and were informed about the “terrorist threat”.

“13.06.2014 year the ATO headquarters of the SBU reported that two groups of militants, armed with MANPADS, went to the airport of Luhansk and intend to shoot down aircraft”, – said the Prosecutor.

According to him, Viktor Nazarov as the head of the headquarters ATO was not organized opposition to militant groups and could not guarantee the safety of Ukrainian troops sent to Lugansk that “led to the terrorist attack and the death of 49 servicemen.”

Financial losses the state, according to the act, estimated at more than 28,7 million UAH.

Related news: the Trial of General Nazarov began hearing evidence in the case of the IL-76

Note that the court in the case of death in a downed rebels Il-76 Ukrainian military has been ongoing for almost six months. The defendants – one man, major-General Viktor Nazarov, who at the time of the tragedy were chief of Staff of the antiterrorist operation. He is accused of committing a crime under part 3 of article 425 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (negligent attitude to service, committed in a combat situation that led to serious consequences).

Recall, June 14 2014, militants in Lugansk shot down a Il-76 aircraft, which was landing. As a result of the tragedy killed 9 crew members and 40 soldiers. The Prosecutor’s office regarded actions of the militants as a terrorist attack.

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