The Pavlograd gorraysuda decision to sentence General Viktor Nazarov to seven years in prison because of the collapse of the Il-76 can undermine the morale of the military. This was stated by Minister of defense Stepan Poltorak, the press service of the Ministry.
“Now set a dangerous precedent when the court’s decision can dangerously affect the opinion of the personnel involved in the fighting. In addition, I believe that this decision does not benefit the motivation of soldiers, raise morale and confidence in what they are doing right. We are talking not only about cases, decision-making officers. The responsibility of each individual soldier from Junior to senior officer,” he said.
According to the Minister, in Ukraine it is necessary to clearly establish a mechanism that protects every soldier who performs his duties in the fighting.
“I support the renewal of the special military courts in accordance with existing international experience. To assess the actions of commanders in a combat situation needs military specialists, experts and judges,” he said.
As reported, on March 27, Pavlogradskiy garrison sentenced General Victor Nazarov to 7 years in prison in connection with the crash of the transport plane Il-76 in the Donbass in 2014. He was convicted of negligent attitude to military service in a combat situation.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has criticized this decision.