The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has brought charges in absentia against the lieutenant colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Mykola Malomen, who was allegedly involved in the murder of Channel One cameraman Anatoly Klyan in Donbas in the summer of 2014.
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Malomen is accused of "organizing the murder of a person in connection with the performance of his official duty, committed in a generally dangerous manner, by a group of persons on a preliminary conspiracy, based on political hatred."
As UNIAN reported, Russia regularly opens "criminal" cases against ordinary Ukrainian soldiers. In general, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has initiated more than a hundred criminal cases against the Ukrainian military countering Russian aggression.