The ATO received 10 years in prison for the murder of the commander

Участник АТО получил 10 лет тюрьмы за убийство командира

The court did not believe the testimony of the accused

The defendant partially admitted his guilt, but stressed that it did not intentionally shot at his colleague, but accidentally touched the trigger of the gun.

A court in Donetsk area sentenced to 10 years in prison tanker Sergey Polevoy, who shot his commander Yevgeny Podkolzin while serving in the ATO area. About it report Ukrainian news with reference to the verdict on Monday, January 14.

Defendant Sergeant – a soldier of the 54th mechanized brigade (in/h 2970) were assigned to the command of the position of the driver in a tank battalion and at the beginning of 2017 was sent to the zone ATO.

In the night from 11 to 12 March 2017 he and his commander, a second Lieutenant by podkolzine, and other co-workers drank alcoholic beverages in the dugout in the forest near the village Paraskoviivka Bakhmut district, Donetsk region.

Examination has established that the defendant drank two bottles of beer and 200 grams of vodka. During drinking of alcoholic drinks, military took out a Kalashnikov and began for fun to shoot the floor and walls of the dugout.

“At some point Lieutenant Podkolzin asked Field to shoot in his direction. The accused took this request as a challenge and a test of accuracy, as it had the best performance on shooting in their unit. Sergeant fired a round from a Kalashnikov in the direction of their commander, the bullet hit him in the head and died on the spot”, – stated in the message.

At trial, the defendant partially admitted his guilt, but stressed that it did not intentionally shot at his colleague, but accidentally touched the trigger of the gun lying on the second tier bunk beds. But the court did not believe his testimony, citing numerous inaccuracies in the description of the incident.

The court decided to admit the soldier guilty on the article of premeditated murder (paragraph 1 of article 115 of the criminal code) and sentenced to 10 years in years in prison.

Earlier it was reported that Marinka the commander of the reconnaissance battalion was beaten to death by the commander of the reconnaissance platoon of the 28th separate mechanized brigade of Yaroslav Gavrilyuk. The fight took place on the grounds of personal hostile relations. Both men were originally from Odessa.

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