Contents tagged with Il-76 military airplane catastrophe

  • LPR Head Plotnitsky’s trial stalled again due to ‘judge’s illness’

    The Plotnitsky case failed to be heard in court once again, thanks to the presiding judge falling ill. In Dnipro, the judges could not consider the case against the leaders of the Luhansk People’s Republic: Igor Plotnitsky, Alexander Gureyev and Andrei Patrushev, Radio Liberty reports.

    The defendants are being tried for the infamous Il-76MD crash a few years ago. On June 14, 2014, separatists used a portable anti-aircraft missile system to shoot down a Ukrainian  military transport plane over …

  • Journalist: Pilots who provided evidence in court against General Nazarov have been dismissed from the Ukrainian air force

    Two military experts, 1st class test pilots Colonel Victor Lukyanchuk and Colonel Oleksandr Pakholchenko, who signed a conclusion about the reasons for the death of the 49 soldiers on board the Il-76 near Luhansk and about responsibility for this of the command of headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), were fired from the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the grounds of "staff reduction", as reported by journalist Yuriy Butusov on Facebook.

    Butusov said that the trial information on the …

  • The case of the downed Il-76 against the leader of the LPR Plotnitsky transferred to the High Specialized Court of Ukraine

    The case against the leader of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), Igor Plotnitsky, who is accused of committing a terrorist attack where an IL-76 aircraft transporting 49 Ukrainian service members was shot down, was transferred to the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal cases, as stated by the press service of the Court of Appeal of the Dnipropetrovsk region, where on October 20th hearings on the case were held, Ukrinform reports.

    "The case against Plotnitsky (the leader …

  • Ukrainian General sentenced to 7 years in prison

    The Pavlohrad district court in the Dnipropetrovsk region sentenced General-Major Viktor Nazarov to 7 years imprisonment.

    The court also ordered compensation amounting to 500 000 hryvnia ($18,474 USD) for the victims’ relatives, to be paid by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    The sentence, which was read during the court session on March 27, can be appealed for 30 days.

    Nazarov was tried for the Il-76 military airplane icident, which took place on June 14, 2014 at the Luhansk airport, …