The ex-Minister of defense of Ukraine in absentia received six years

To six years in a General regime colony sentenced the former Minister of defence of Ukraine Anatoly Gritsenko. Correspondence sentence of the Second Western district military court for incitement to terrorism on Russian territory. The verdict Gritsenko will not be able to hold positions in government agencies. The period will begin reporting from the moment of actual detention.

the Defense pointed to the acquittal, the Prosecutor’s office insisted on nine years of imprisonment, said the official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia Svetlana Petrenko. In April 2019, the Basmanny court of Moscow arrested in absentia Anatoly Gritsenko. Former Ukrainian military leader declared in the international search. The lawyer of Ukrainian ex-Minister Dmitry Dinze said that Interpol refused to cooperate with Russia on the issue of Gritsenko to preserve the principle of neutrality.

on 6 July 2014 and 2 July 2017 Grytsenko publicly in the media, speaking on air of the Ukrainian TV channels, called to undermine Russian trains at the border with Ukraine Russian regions, and also blow up cars in Moscow and Taganrog. These extremist calls fall under part 2 of article 205.2 of the Russian Criminal code.

Anatoly Gritsenko, in 2004, entered the campaign headquarters of Viktor Yushchenko. Three times he headed the Ukrainian Ministry of defence in the government of Yulia Tymoshenko, Yuriy Yekhanurov and Viktor Yanukovych in 2005-2007. Then 7 years he was a member of Parliament.

Gritsenko three times ran for the presidency, but without much success. In 2010, he scored 1.2 percent of the vote. In 2014 he was voted already 5.4 per cent came on the presidential elections Ukrainians. In 2019, Anatoly Grishchenko has enlisted the support of 6.91 percent of voters.

Criminal proceedings were instituted against Gryshchenko informed and in Ukraine itself. In 2014, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office accused the former Minister in bringing the army to a combat ineffective state. However, work to the end has not been notified.