Prosecutors go after military commanders for creating inhuman conditions for troops

19:44, 09 February 2016
Ukraine
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The military prosecutor of Mykolayiv garrison has launched criminal proceedings into the established fact of improper maintenance of social and living conditions of the soldiers from 53rd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the Shyrokyi Lan training ground.

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According to the press service of the military prosecutor’s office of the Southern region, the proceedings were initiated on February 8 upon the claim filed by the military who had walked all the way from the training ground to Mykolayiv, outraged by the terrible conditions: "The military say they have lost hope that the command solve these problems, and headed to the prosecutor. Having learned of the developments, their commanders and officials have somehow found the way to find the bus and feed the troops.”

After a meeting with the troops late Monday, the chief officers of the military prosecutor's office went to the training ground to check the information.

According to prosecutors, the complaints related to living conditions at the range, the pay, the days off, the commanders’ respect to the subordinates, etc.

Nearly 30 soldiers and commanders of the military unit were interviewed at the scene, and the inspection started.

Read alsoRussian soldier wounded in Debaltseve awarded Swiss hand watch by Def. Min.: mediaIt was revealed that, after the redeployment of military, the logistics service failed to organize a timely reception and placement of the troops in accordance with the requirements of the military statute, while the commanders have not taken steps to create normal living conditions for their subordinates. In particular, nearly 60 troops were supposed to sleep in a tent intended to house only 20 soldiers, according to the prosecutors’ report.

The commanders boosted required activities during the prosecutors’ visit, the report says.

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