"On June 9, 2015, the Office of Special Investigations of the Main Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine filed charges concerning former commander of the interior troops, who is suspected of committing a criminal offense under Part 1, Article 408 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, on desertion," the report says.

According to the PGO, in violation of the law, unwilling to perform his duties and acting to evade the military service, he left his place of service without permission.

The suspect has been declared wanted. His whereabouts are being established.

The ministry's press service did not give the name of the suspect.

Online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported on Thursday that Interpol had declined to put out an international search warrant for Stanislav Shulyak, who was a former commander of Ukraine Internal Troops.

The newspaper said Shulyak was thought to be in Russia, or in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory of Crimea.