Former Chief of the General Staff was detained on high treason charges

25.02.19
Колишнього очільника ЗСУ затримано за підозрою у  держзраді

Former Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Volodymyr Zamana is being suspected of high treason. He was detained on Monday, Feb 25.

That was reported by Unian.

Zamana served as Chief of the General Staff, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from February 18, 2012, to February 19, 2014. On February 19, 2014, the then President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, appointed Ilyin Head of the General Staff, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, dismissing him as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy.

"The military prosecutor’s office, jointly with the Security Service of Ukraine, detained ex-Chief of the General Staff Zamana. His suspicion notice says that in the period of 2012-2014, he personally reduced the composition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine more than it was stipulated by law, dismantled 70 military units and formations, including anti-aircraft missile brigades and divisions, 19 aviation units, while a tactical aviation brigade was reduced to a squadron. During these years, military commissariats were destroyed, which blocked mobilization of 2014. The reform of the structure of the Ukrainian Armed Forces actually contributed to the annexation of Crimea and [the creation of] 'Novorossiya'," the prosecutor general wrote on Facebook.

In addition, according to Lutsenko, it was Zamana who issued the directive, which" subordinated to the head of the Naval Forces (future traitor Admiral Yuriy Ilyin) all units of Ukraine's Crimea tactical group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which actually paralyzed resistance of Ukrainian servicemen during Russian aggression.”

As the prosecutor general recalled, this is already the fourth time a top military leader is charged with treason.


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