the Ukrainian law enforcement authorities suspect the former Minister of defence DND Igor Girkin (strelkov) of involvement in the torture of Ukrainian citizens in the fighting in the Donbass in 2014. This is stated in the message press service Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

“during a pretrial investigation it is established that in the period from 17 to 19 April 2014 the suspect, acting upon a preliminary collusion with a group of people with his subordinate fighters, using physical violence, carried out the search and abduction on the territory of Donetsk region Patriotic citizens of Ukraine”, — stated in the message.

the Detained Ukrainians, according to the Prosecutor General’s office, was taken to a designated building in Slavyansk, where “tortured, beating and stab wounds, and used other violent acts aimed at the infliction of severe physical and moral suffering revenge for the Pro-Ukrainian position.” According to Kiev, killing at least three people.

Criminal proceedings against strelkov initiated under part 2 of article 438 of the criminal code of Ukraine (violation of the laws or customs of war, combined with the deliberate murder). The maximum punishment under this article — lifelong imprisonment. The Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine noted that such crimes are a violation of the Geneva Convention and does not expire.

the Shooters wanted, the court issued a warrant for his arrest.

Igor Strelkov resigned in 2013 from the FSB in the rank of Colonel. He served in Bosnia, Transnistria and Chechnya. From may to August 2014, Strelkov was defence Minister of the self-proclaimed DND, and later headed the movement “new Russia”.

the arrow passes through another investigation in connection with the armed conflict in the Donbass, — the crash of flight MH17 in 2014. He is one of four suspects in the case. Three others — former head of military intelligence DND Sergey Dubinsky, his Deputy Oleg Pulatov and another employee Dubinsky Leonid Kharchenko. According to the international investigation team, they are responsible for the transfer of anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk” from Russia to Donbas, which was supposedly shot down the plane.