CSU CA WAS COMMENDED BY THE CHIEF MILITARY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE AND THE LATTER SENT AN INDICTMENT AGAINST О. MILCHAKOV, A RUSSIAN NATIONAL, TO THE COURT
11/13/2017 - 16:12
The Chief Military Prosecutor's Office has completed a special pre-trial investigation into criminal proceedings in to allegations against O. Milchakov, - a Russian Federation citizen (RF) who participated in neo-Nazi movements and is a wanted man – that he committed crimes referred to in Part 1 of Articles 258-3, Part 3 of Article 110, Part 2 of Article 28, and Part 2 of Article 437 of the Criminal Code (CC) of Ukraine.
The pre-trial investigation revealed that O. Milchakov, from June 2014 to August 2015, as part of an illegal armed group he set up - the so-called “Rusych” Sabotage And Assault Reconnaissance Group of the “Batman” Rapid Reaction Group – he has been participating in the “LPR” terrorist organisation, contributing to waging an aggressive war against Ukraine, and attempting to change its borders in violation of the procedures outlined in the Constitution of Ukraine.
In addition, as a result of criminal actions of O. Milchakov, namely, the ambush on 5 September 2014 near Pryvitne (settlement) in the Slovianoserbsk district in the Luhansk region, which he arranged, roughly 40 members of the “Aidar” Battalion and the 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade were killed.
The Chief Military Prosecutor's Office of the Prosecutor’s General office of Ukraine took the opportunity to thank members of the “Aidar” Battalion, its former member and Ukrainian MP I. Lapin, as well as members of the 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade who provided damning evidence of O. Milchakov’s criminal activity.
Separately, they express their gratitude to representatives of NGOs H. Scherbak of Myrnyi Bereh (Shore of Peace) and S. Kabakaev, the Stopterror project Coordinator, for materials they provided to investigators – which, in addition to other evidence, were used to substantiate the suspicion towards O. Milchakov.
An indictment was sent to the court to hold a trial in absentia.
For reference: Under the Ukrainian legislation, he faces life in prison