Chapter Vasu sees merit in the establishment of military spetsov in Ukraine

Глава ВАСУ считает целесообразным создание военных спецсудов в Украине

The head of the Supreme administrative court of Ukraine Oleksandr Nechytailo considers it appropriate to establish special military courts in Ukraine in the conditions of actual war, as today there are many court cases related to war crimes, “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“If we are talking about the fact that the country is at war, the creation of these courts, it is advisable, in my opinion. In time of peace these vessels should not be”, – said Nechitailo.

According to him, at present, quite a large amount of cases that involve war crimes, and such things should be consider “people who know what it is”.

“In such cases there are so many things that a citizen who is not a military, does not know”, – he added.

As reported, on March 28, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he intends to propose a renewal of the special military courts, under existing international practice, so as to evaluate the actions of military commanders in a combat situation and have the military and not civilians.

The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak has supported the initiative of the President of Ukraine on the establishment of military spetsov.

The reason for this initiative was the sentence imposed on March 27, Pavlograd court, which convicted and sentenced to 7 years in prison, General Viktor Nazarov, who was accused of negligence that resulted in the crash of a military transport plane of Air forces of Armed forces of Ukraine Il-76 in the summer of 2014.

On the night of 14 June, 2014, shot from anti-aircraft missile complex was hit military transport aircraft of Air forces of armed forces of Ukraine Il-76 at landing approach at the airport in Lugansk. On Board the Il-76 were 40 Ukrainian soldiers and 9 crew members. They all died. The Prosecutor’s office regarded actions of the militants as a terrorist attack.

Recall President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he plans to propose restoring special military courts under the existing international practice.

On November 25 Pechersky regional the court arrested General Viktor Nazarov on suspicion of involvement in the crash of Il-76 aircraft and set bail in the amount of 365 thousand UAH. The Prosecutor’s office claims that the General did not take into account the information security service about the threat to shoot down aircraft and allowed the special operation for the delivery company of the military in Lugansk airport. He Nazarov denied the allegations. He subsequently made bail.

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