In Parliament demanded to investigate cases of looting in Donbass
Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine from party "Oppositional platform For life," Ilya Kiva told about the facts of looting on the part of the Azov battalion (a battalion against members of which the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case) during the armed conflict in the Donbass in 2014 and demanded the General Prosecutor to investigate the crime.
"In 2014, during the ATO (anti-terrorist operation, so-called in Kiev, the armed conflict in the Donbas – ed.) in the East of Ukraine took place the illegal actions of representatives of the Azov regiment, which is stationed in Mariupol. We are talking about a systematic destruction and looting of irrigation system on the territory of Donetsk region representatives of the regiment", - stated the Deputy's request Kiva to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova, which on Tuesday published on the website of the party "Opposition platform For life".
According to the Deputy, looters dug up the cast iron pipe for future sales for scrap.
Kiva also said that when he was a commander of one of Kiev-controlled battalions, he "repeatedly thwarted the criminal activities of members of the regiment "Azov" detained them and transported to the local police Department, but they managed to avoid responsibility." Kiva requires to consider the deputies ' appeal report on the criminal offence and to commence investigation.
"Azov" - one of the so-called volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources and participated in military operations in the Donbass. Later Kiev said that the country should not be illegal armed groups and volunteer battalions of the Ministry of defense offered to enter the ranks of the armed forces of Ukraine.
The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against the soldiers of the battalion "Azov" on the grounds of crimes under articles "kidnapping", "torture", "the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare".
The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.