Contents tagged with Viktor Nazarov

  • Journalist: Pilots who provided evidence in court against General Nazarov have been dismissed from the Ukrainian air force

    Two military experts, 1st class test pilots Colonel Victor Lukyanchuk and Colonel Oleksandr Pakholchenko, who signed a conclusion about the reasons for the death of the 49 soldiers on board the Il-76 near Luhansk and about responsibility for this of the command of headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), were fired from the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the grounds of "staff reduction", as reported by journalist Yuriy Butusov on Facebook.

    Butusov said that the trial information on the …

  • A mistake in 20 thousand people. Why General Nazarov publicly disproves Poroshenko

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On September 6, 2016, while making an annual speech to Parliament, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko discussed the number of pro-Russian fighters in the separatist-held Donbas. "The pro-Russian separatist forces in the Donbas amount to almost 38,500 people, more than 600 tanks, 1,250 combat armored vehicles, 750 artillery systems, and about 300 multiple launch rocket systems," Poroshenko said.

    On February 22, 2017, …

  • Why General Nazarov's case is an issue of principle for those in power in Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On March 27th, the Pavlohrad District Court found Major General Viktor Nazarov guilty of professional negligence in the crash of a military transport aircraft near Luhansk in July 2014 that resulted in the deaths of 49 Ukrainian soldiers.

    General-Major Nazarov was sentenced to seven years in prison in accordance with part 3 of Article 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – Professional Negligence by a Military Officer which …

  • Ukrainian General sentenced to 7 years in prison

    The Pavlohrad district court in the Dnipropetrovsk region sentenced General-Major Viktor Nazarov to 7 years imprisonment.

    The court also ordered compensation amounting to 500 000 hryvnia ($18,474 USD) for the victims’ relatives, to be paid by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    The sentence, which was read during the court session on March 27, can be appealed for 30 days.

    Nazarov was tried for the Il-76 military airplane icident, which took place on June 14, 2014 at the Luhansk airport, …