The General Prosecutor's office of Ukraine is investigating several criminal cases concerning the so-called volunteer battalions, said the head of state Viktor Shokin in a statement released on Tuesday an interview with " Voice of Ukraine ".
according to his statement, in addition to investigation regarding former battalion commander "Aydar" Sergei Melnychuk in the Prosecutor's office investigated a number of criminal cases concerning similar structures involved in military operations in Eastern Ukraine.
"Unfortunately, he (battalion - ed.) is not exceptional. We already have cases of so-called volunteer battalions, besides more large than Melnichuk, " said the Prosecutor, explaining the names of the battalions and details of the investigation.
the Prosecutor General's office is investigating the case against the former commander of the battalion " Aidar ", people's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Sergey Melnichuk, who is suspected of creating an illegal organization, and he could be in prison for life. Happy deprived Melnychuk Deputy privacy to the Prosecutor General's office was able to bring him To justice. Last week, the Pechersky court of Kiev chose Melnichuk a measure of restraint in the form of a bail of 300 thousand UAH (about 14 thousand dollars).
previously the head of the Luhansk region Gennady Moskal was accused of "Aydar" in the tyranny in the East, where a special operation, for example, in the unlawful detention of local residents.
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 were about 6, 5 thousand people. In a special operation were involved several so-called volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources, among them the battalion " Azov ", which was financed by the oligarch and former Governor of Dnepropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky. In the Russian Federation against Kolomoisky prosecuted under the criminal code according to section " use of prohibited means and methods of warfare ".