Chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios said that the soldiers of the battalion "Azov" refuse to testify in the case of the tragedy near Ilovaysk due to the prohibition of their commander Andriy Biletsky.
in the late summer of Ukrainian battalions were surrounded under Ilovaisk in the Donetsk region, where they suffered serious losses. Later in the end of the Military agreements were able to bring some of the soldiers from the environment. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has created a temporary Commission on investigation of events under Ilovaisk. The military Prosecutor's office opened criminal proceedings according to section " negligent attitude to military service, which entailed grave consequences in terms of fighting ".
The exact number of deaths under the transfer until now unknown. Matios have said before that in the military under the transfer last summer lost his life 459. Advisor to the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine, people's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko said in April that under Ilovaiskaya lost their lives over a thousand people.
"The big problem we had with the interrogation of the soldiers of the volunteer battalions that without the team do not wish to pry. Many soldiers of the battalion "Azov" we now are unable to question - they refused, citing the prohibition of the battalion commander. The commander of the battalion "Azov" Bielecki was never questioned, " said Matios in interview the Internet-to the edition.
He said that the prosecution " there were some pretty iconic procedural action that was to come, but for various reasons, they cannot fulfill ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand citizens. In a special operation were involved several So-called volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources. So, the battalions " Azov ", " Aidar ", " Donbass ", "Dnepr-1" and "Dnepr-2" financed by the oligarch and Governor of Dnipropetrovsk oblast Igor Kolomoisky, against whom in Russia prosecuted under the criminal code according to section " use of prohibited means and methods of warfare ". The head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak in early April said that the units involved in special operations in the South-East of Ukraine, transferred to the Ukrainian army and the national guard, no volunteer associations in the Donbas is no more.