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The position of the West not to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons was wrong – Philip Karber


Prof Phill Karber of the Potomac Foundation in Washington, DC, presented two seminarsrecently in Kyiv dealing with Russia’s war against Ukraine. The first “Ukraine versus Russian Revanchism” as a press conference was a detailed discussion of the Russian campaign, the Russian buildup forming Shock Armies to the North and East of Ukraine, and a range of policy topics such as the provision of lethal aid to Ukraine. The second seminar “The Russian nuclear arsenal: Myths real threats and counter them” was presented at the Diplomatic Academy.

There is a good quality Youtube recording of the first event which is highly recommended – it is devoid of the misconceptions that permeate most Western academic analysis of the conflict.

Below is the ZSU General Staff Facebook commentary on the seminar, and some of the media coverage Prof Karber received in Ukraine, mostly in Ukrainian or Russian language.

Phillip Karber a new impetus for Ukraine-US defense and security cooperation – YouTube [English Language]

Phillip Karber a new impetus for Ukraine-US defense and security cooperation

Віктор Муженко – Доктор Філіп Карбер про нове покоління…

https://www.facebook.com/GeneralStaff.ua/photos/a.457652464404016.1073741827.453559011480028/816369985198927/?type=3

Генеральний штаб ЗСУ / General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

29 June at 22:22 ·

The position of the West not to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons was wrong – Philip Karber.

The attitude of the West to the situation in Ukraine, followed by Western partners to refrain from providing weapons for Ukraine’s defense purposes, was wrong and should be corrected.

Such a belief at a press conference at Ukrinform ( http://bit.ly/2sUsEIpl ) expressed American expert in the field of security and defense of Dr. Phillip Karber, president of the “Potomac”, a former adviser to the Ministry of Defense for strategic development.

“Over the past three years, Western leaders said over and over again – as we condemn the fact that the Russians have let them be ashamed, we support the people of Ukraine and its struggle for freedom. But we do not want that there was an escalation of the problem. We do not want to make things worse by sending Ukraine even defensive weapons, because Russians can double the damage trigger a new arms race … Now it’s time to recognize that these arguments were wrong “, – said Philip Karber.

According to his conviction, Russia not only continues aggression in eastern Ukraine, but also increases the capacity of the military on its borders.

“As the Russian army close to the Ukrainian border, the military imbalance and increasing hlybshaye hlybshaye. When the Russian Federation will complete the development of these capabilities, it will make greater threat to Ukraine and create an unstable situation for Europe “, – the expert added.

Dr. Philip Karber called unacceptable the fact that the Ukrainian army, which has proved its willingness and ability to protect their land, which is motivated and efficient, is people power and talent – while the army lacks the capacity, without access to modern weapons .

“In order to curb Tank Armies, which already borders Ukraine has significantly increased the number of anti-tank weapons. Ukraine is working on its own advanced antitank weapons, but it will take time. So there is a real emergency, which requires that the Ukrainian army received these weapons now “- the American expert.

In addition, he said, the group “Friends of Ukraine”, which includes influential American generals and politicians concluded that Ukraine must obtain their own independent, autonomous capacity to carry out reconnaissance on their borders and to receive accurate and reliable information in this regard.

http://tyzhden.ua/World/195848

July 4, 2017   ▪   Yuri Lapaeva   ▪   Print

Phillip Karber, “the first time since the mid-80s I see very serious people who whisper discussing the possibility of a nuclear strike”

During the international conference “The Russian nuclear arsenal: Myths real threats and counter them”, organized by the Center for the Study of Russia, Week met with a recognized expert in the field of safety Dr. Philip Karberom to discuss the dangers of nuclear weapons possible steps Putin and the threat posed by officers subjected to charges.

Phillip Karber, “the first time since the mid-80s I see very serious people who whisper discussing the possibility of a nuclear strike”

Are there political tools that can actually prevent the use of nuclear weapons?

– in preventing the use of nuclear weapons or self you are completely dependent on someone from the other side. From someone who is smart enough to imagine that if it use nuclear weapons it very quickly can get out of control. That is the situation now, the main factor that keeps people away from the use of these weapons. You can get short-term tactical advantage in some areas, but when it started, no one can predict how and where it will end. You endanger the whole country, because the parties refrain from such steps. Although once history knows some very, very dangerous situations when everything went very close to the conflict. But ultimately it is only a question of psychology. We use the term “containment” all the time, as if discussing something tangible. As if I’ll get is your sword and start waving them. This may scare you, but maybe not. It’s all in our minds, it is not material. We often forget about it and it is very dangerous. I’m not trying to avoid answering this way, but simply explain the context of Short answer – no. We may contract. They define certain rules and limits. If something is broken constantly, I can say that this is not the norm, it is necessary to determine the real. But if the rule is broken only once – no need to start condemn and criticize contracts. This situation is similar in relation to the speed limits on the roads. Some people follow the rules and keep their speed more or less within the limits permitted. And some crazy and exceed. But do not all and not always. Overall uyavlyat people imagine that there is a danger and unpredictability.

Of course, the threat remains. It is enough to read the comments in the Russian media or listen to politicians from Russia. I recently met with one of them. He behaved like a burning or a bully, threatening all nuclear strike. I approached him and said: OK, just start, let’s do it. You want to start an arms race and get under nuclear attack? Good start. He totally confused. I realized that it was all just a bluff. Then I was approached by one of Putin’s advisors and thanked for what I reassured the man. Sounds impossible, but even the Russians wanted to put it into place.

Of course Russia, and that the new president and the US administration? Are they able to take practical steps in this matter?

– It is interesting. I can say what I usually say – we do not wish to use the weapons first. The Cold War is over. Once I came to the conclusion that I can not find an example of when it would be better than what we did it first. Every time we start – we lose most or lose more. So a couple of weeks ago I would have answered that it is government policy and we are not going to strike first. We definitely want to inspire other countries to solve problems more diplomatically, meetings, negotiations and so on. But something happened recently in North Korea. People came to the conclusion that this guy is crazy out there, and now it has its own intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. It may be the only one able to collect it by hand, but now it looks very serious. For the first time since the mid 80s, I see people whispering discuss it. And the reasons are – we do not have the usual, conventional weapons for the destruction of its fortifications. Therefore, we can start with 2-3 small power charges to destroy its missiles in underground storage. On this demonstration did not say anything and not even the president. But again, this is the first time in a long Lüdi began serious talk about it. Theoretically, until someone has the weapons, there will always be a danger of its use. Even by accident.

And another aggressive policy of nuclear weapons, referring to Putin. Will it again to start a small war to improve their ranking before the upcoming elections?

– If it is all Panzer Army in Belarus (during military exercises “West-2017” – approx. Week) he will be the following options: he could face one of the Baltic countries, combining it with provocations in the country. More likely, I believe the objectives of Latvia or Estonia respectively, Lithuania less risk. This is due to the large segment of the population that can be used for like Donbass scenario. There are many similarities in these people, they do not feel integrated into society. However, these events require some start an event like a flight of Yanukovych. I see an opportunity to press so through NATO military tank at the border. This is the cause even political processes in the country. This can help the “little green men”, ie spetspryznachentsi or something more hybrid. They may try to press NATO to prevent actions under the 5th paragraph agreement, on collective responsibility in case of attack on the Allies. With an army tank, they may seek the worst, and that is why even some another referendum. I do not foresee it but consider as a possible option. This option – less likely. But I think the more real – is that it will use the fact of the presence of the army, even parts of it in order to get rid of Lukashenko. Putin with it a complex relationship with 2015. Putin demanded to provide him with military bases, but rejected Lukashenko. Lukashenko does not want to participate in the exercise, until the last meeting with the Russians. With such a force there, they can use it as a defensive squads for all supporters of Lukashenko. However, there are civil society and liberals calling for protests, and on the other hand – the pro-Russian citizens. The situation is complicated, can be a problem.

If you go to Ukraine – our government plans to change the rules of the ATO. Although it does not provide for action, in a society keenly discussed the possibility of attack. Do you think appropriate?

– The current situation can not last forever. SMM OSCE seems to be afraid to call things by their names, in their reports said that the terrorists who are supported by Russia, responsible for 70% of all attacks in the Donbas. It can not continue. Your army was much stronger than it was before. However, European countries will try to push you to fulfill Minsk agreements. And they will blame you in case of violation. Immediately stop will provide economic assistance to Ukraine. It is also dangerous due to the large number of people who are not satisfied with the pace of reforms and want another third Maidan. Therefore, Ukraine is dangerous to start something that will be evaluated as a breach of the peace agreements. So around six months before the start you need to carry a powerful information campaign to explain to Europe, especially Germany and France, the current status can not continue and you need to change. If you do not, you get rid vital support to the economy and military.

Next thing – if you start to attack, it can not be done slowly. In 2014, the problem was that commanders did not want to use heavy artillery against major cities to rescue civilians. Therefore the city mostly shturmuvalysya light forces. This significantly slowed down the attack. This time you need as quickly as possible blows to Russian forces did not have time to react to it. In fact, you have to spend two blitzkrieg. I’m not sure what your strength is at least capable of it. Other issues in the strategy. Suppose you could win the first Army Corps so-called “DNR” and even managed to strike the second housing in Lugansk. But he is a major defensive force. But the border is 8ma Guards Army. Today it is not yet fully formed, but there is already a headquarters, they have artillery, little time will pass and they will have a full staff. And then you’ll be in full-scale war with Russian forces. But other units are near Kharkov, they even provide training to its capture. And we 1shu Guards Tank Army, which enters the operating room between Kharkiv and Sumy, whereby you almost do not have troops there. Whether the Russians will do it? Maybe no. But the last time they did it. When you have thought that they won, they used before slowing. I think it is wiser to wait. The Russian economy is decreasing, a miracle can happen. The economy of the occupied Donbas is also in poor condition. So wait for some time will be better.

However, there are other problems. Suppose you did everything correctly. You dismissed all these cities, my congratulations. What do you gain? More or less destroyed city partly functioning. Thousands of hostile people. When I was a kid, we still were people who complained about the Civil War (ended in 1865 – Ed .), Held a southern flags and recounted their views to their children and grandchildren. Nearly a hundred years to erase all memory of people. In addition, you will have large losses. I will be shocked if more than 30% of personnel wants to continue the offensive, given the number of victims.So I think the more appropriate to be US involvement in negotiations. British or French diplomats just do not want to do anything. And you need a different reaction to the Russian game. They sent 50 tanks at Donbass good, but in this case the Ukrainian armed forces receive 50 Javelin antitank missiles. When their tanks burn the next time they zamyslyatsya on it.

And of course, you can not hold elections or to restore the infrastructure or try to integrate all these people back into the Ukrainian society will be true until the ceasefire. My assistants collect statistics every day, so I know about these things, so that Russians want to implement in accordance with the Minsk agreements. I mean, elections, amnesty, decentralization of control abroad. That is not the first steps. However, they somehow try to skip the first point – the ceasefire is important.

You mentioned the issue of military losses. Some arise from errors command, some no less tragic, but an integral part of any battle. As the difference and whether you judge it by the commanders?

– Remember the example of the South African Republic. Apartheid was about 10% white population suppressed the rest. Many of the indigenous people wanted revenge. When the power came Nelson Mandela, he created a truth and reconciliation committees. And I think that Ukraine needs something similar for at least the first year of the war. Why do I say – this country was not ready for war. The fact that Ukraine has managed to survive and survive – a miracle! Were mistakes made? Of course. But who does it? Show me a man who says he does not make mistakes, and I’ll show you a liar. Forget all the past. Now you have a new army. Sometime in 2005, Ukraine was the initiative to reduce military courts, they expelled from the Ministry of Defense and transferred to civilian prosecutors. It was almost ten years before the war. So now these prosecutors have no military experience. Then the officers get to the regular court judges who dingy. Then there are the high policy making loud statements, even at the official investigation and judgment. And so they put pressure on judges to approve the sentence. Therefore, in my opinion, the Ukrainian need to leave everything that was 2015. There was what happened. Later, you can access all materials invite good honest investigators found witnesses to get a full picture of what happened. But in no way try to play these games accusing anyone. You also need to restore the military prosecutor’s office. Of course, you can allow citizens to proceedings, but in cases of complaints about attempts to bribe or pressure on the court. This can be useful in some cases, especially in consideration of war crimes against civilians.

As for accusations of officers for such Nazarkina general – is something quite evil to crucify someone in this way. Unfortunately, this is something type of sport. Waive his right to a fair trial, instead of which hold true performance. This decision should be abolished, I do not know how. You may need the intervention of the president. Someone just has to say, no, it was wrong. In Ukraine there is no civil society, which is to protect individual rights. His rights were not protected. However, few people understand what it means to be the commander. And you receive orders and thus never have enough time, always not enough information. There is a battle, and the worst solution would be only the absence of any decision. It usually does not realize civilians. Some say that the court had to do, because doing so in the West. But you are not in the US. Moreover, I promise you that this case would be considered in the United States completely different. You sent for general difficult decision in court. But no one wants to discuss what might have been had he not taken this difficult decision. Russian aircraft in the Lugansk airport? What then would be losses? This court also harms the other commanders who are now in the army. Because now they can start to be afraid to take responsibility for fighting the decision. Unfortunately, battles without loss exists.

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Philip Karber – American expert on security, military strategy, international relations and nuclear weapons. He graduated from college in the specialty Pepperdayni political science and received a doctorate in international law at Georgetown University and is certified Harvard School of Government and the Wharton Business School. There was an external adviser to the Prime Minister of Great Britain Margaret Thatcher adviser to NATO Secretary General Menfreda Verner, a member of the parliamentary committees on defense of Canada, of Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. From 1997 to 2007 was chairman of the reconstruction project JFK International Airport in New York. Since 1978, teaches international security and military strategy at Georgetown University. Since 2012 holds the position of President of the analytical center The Potomac Foundation. Since 2014 has been studying the fighting in Donbas, long time being in the area of ATO.

https://www.rbc.ua/ukr/news/rossiya-narashchivaet-tankovye-voyska-granitse-1498742055.html

Russia increases the armor on the border with Ukraine – former advisor to US Secretary of Defense

06/29/2017 – 16:14

Фото: Філіп Карбер (flickr.com csis_er)

According to him, Ukraine needs to significantly increase the number of anti-tank weapons

Russian Federation increases armor on the border with Ukraine. This was stated by an American expert in the field of security and defense, former adviser to the Ministry of Defense for Strategic Development, Philip Karber, the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on his page in the social network

According to him, Russia is stepping up military capacity on the borders of Ukraine.

“As the Russian army close to the Ukrainian border, the military imbalance and increasing depth. When the Russian Federation will complete the development of these capabilities, it will make greater threat to Ukraine and create an unstable situation for Europe” – said the former adviser.

Karber said that Ukraine should significantly increase the number of anti-tank weapons.

“In order to curb Tank Armies, which already borders Ukraine has significantly increased the number of anti-tank weapons. Ukraine is working on its own advanced antitank weapons, but it will take time. So there is a real emergency, which requires that the Ukrainian army receive such weapons now “- he said.

Recall, Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) Camille Grand, said that the actions of the Russian Federation are extremely dangerous to world order .

https://frontnews.eu/news/ua/5309

West is beginning to understand the need for military assistance to Ukraine – former advisor to US Secretary of Defense

  • Philip Karber. Photo: Olga Kononenko / Front News International
  • Philip Karber. Photo: Olga Kononenko / Front News International
  • Philip Karber. Photo: Olga Kononenko / Front News International
  • Фото: Ольга Кононенко / Front News International

27 June 2017 16:25 180

Kyiv:  Western states that three years watching the conflict in Donbas are beginning to understand just enough support in words, so help is needed weapons. This was reported by a former adviser to the Ministry of Defense for Strategic Development, an American expert in the field of security and defense, Philip Karber, reports Front News International .

“Western countries watched the process of creating the first tank Guards Army, which stretches from Moscow to Smolensk, and advanced elements of the army even extended to the Ukrainian border. Several months ago, the Russians announced that they create new Eighth Guards Army at Rostov. These units constitute a great danger that this volume is very large military force and some units have not actually completed, but once a threat is not only for Ukraine but for Europe “- said the expert of.

According to him, over the past three years, Western countries observe this conflict, they recognize the Russian aggression and make loud statements to support Ukraine, but do not give concrete support with arms.

“But they do not want to have here some escalation. They believe that in the case of defensive weapons Ukraine this will only worsen the situation and lead to escalation and Russia will meet this step as it is. Time to acknowledge all that this argument is wrong, it does not work and this policy will not lead to the result. After three years, we finally approached very close to break this embargo arms deliveries Ukraine. And people in Europe are beginning to understand that their safety depends on Ukraine and how Ukraine will be able to respond to this threat. Now the time to admit it and it is our group of our supporters is growing every day and this group now includes a majority in Congress, and also has some key people in the US administration, “- he concluded.

Speaker Andrew Paruby said today that  Ukraine continues to expect lethal weapons from the US.

https://www.ukrinform.ua/rubric-world/2255206-ssa-narazi-duze-blizki-do-risenna-nadati-ukraini-ozbroenna-amerikanskij-ekspert.html

US now very close to a decision to provide weapons to Ukraine – US expert

27/06/2017 14:53

The United States is now very close to a decision to supply arms to Ukraine to help our country to give an adequate response to Russian aggression.

This at a press conference at Ukrinform on “Cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in defense and security: the evolution of thinking,” said an American expert in the field of security and defense President of the “Potomac” Dr. Phillip Karber, according to the agency.

“After three years we (the US. – Ed.) Finally come very close to what to do to overcome the arms embargo in Ukraine”, – said Karber.

He added that in Europe, people are beginning to understand that their future security depends on Ukraine and on how effective our country can respond to the growing threat from Russia.

Karber said that Russia is trying to commit an act of revenge, that seeks to change the order that emerged in Europe after the Cold War, and for this purpose to manage information, cyber, hybrid and political aggression.

“To change this, it is just time to admit it. I speak on behalf of the” Friends of Ukraine “, which includes former NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, former US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst, former commander of Allied US Europe General Leslie Clarke and Philip M. Breedlove, and a group of our supporters is growing every day, now it includes a majority in Congress, as well as some key figures in the US Administration, “- said the expert.

Responding to questions from UKRINFORM that stops the US from Ukraine providing weapons Karber said that this primarily concerns the escalation of the war in the east. According to him, it was such speculation US President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany, but Russia sees this as a sign of weakness, prompting it to further aggressive actions.

Another possible reason for the failure Ukraine weapons expert called US-corruption persists in our country.

However, he noted that, in his opinion, the US recognize the tremendous effort which makes Ukraine to achieve changes, so help our country testify not only about the awareness of the growing Russian threat, but also respect for the Ukrainian military, more than a thousand days do decent resistance to aggression by Russia.

Recall Ukraine has repeatedly submitted a list of necessary weapons to us as individual countries and organizations. First of all we are talking about anti-tank and anti-aircraft system.

Formal ban on the supply of lethal weapons in Ukraine does not exist. In Ukraine ozroyen embargo imposed in 2013 to prevent the forceful dispersal of demonstrations, but then the ban was lifted. However, Ukraine still can not get any lethal weapons, or even industrial equipment to improve the technological level of the defense industry

As reported, a new impetus to bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and the US were following their visit to the US President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, 19 – 21 June 2017.

Photo George Ilienko

https://www.ukrinform.ua/

June 27, 11:00 –

Cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in defense and security: the evolution of views “with US experts in the field of security and defense” of Dr. Philip Karber.

Dr. Philip KARBER provide information on cooperation between the US and Ukraine in the field of security and defense and the nature of the internal debate in the United States for the development of such cooperation.

Short. Philip Karber act on behalf of the “Friends of Ukraine”, which includes former NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, former US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst, former commander of the United Armed Forces of the United States in Europe, General Leslie Clarke and Philip M. Breedlove.

As previously reported, a new impetus to bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and the US were following their visit to the US President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, 19 – 21 June 2017.

Final materials:

US now very close to a decision on granting Ukraine arms – US military expert

The United States is now very close to a decision to supply arms to Ukraine to help our country to give an adequate response to Russian aggression.

This at a press conference at Ukrinform on “Cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in defense and security: the evolution of thinking,” said an American expert in the field of security and defense President of the “Potomac” Dr. Phillip Karber, according to the agency.

“After three years we (the US. – Ed.) Finally come very close to what to do to overcome the arms embargo in Ukraine”, – said Karber.

He added that in Europe, people are beginning to understand that their future security depends on Ukraine and on how effective our country can respond to the growing threat from Russia.

Karber said that Russia is trying to commit an act of revenge, that seeks to change the order that emerged in Europe after the Cold War, and for this purpose to manage information, cyber, hybrid and political aggression.

“To change this, it is just time to admit it. I speak on behalf of the” Friends of Ukraine “, which includes former NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, former US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst, former commander of Allied US Europe General Leslie Clarke and Philip M. Breedlove, and a group of our supporters is growing every day, now it includes a majority in Congress, as well as some key figures in the US Administration, “- said the expert.

Responding to questions from UKRINFORM that stops the US from Ukraine providing weapons Karber said that this primarily concerns the escalation of the war in the east. According to him, it was such speculation US President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany, but Russia sees this as a sign of weakness, prompting it to further aggressive actions.

Another possible reason for the failure Ukraine weapons expert called US-corruption persists in our country.

However, he noted that, in his opinion, the US recognize the tremendous effort which makes Ukraine to achieve changes, so help our country testify not only about the awareness of the growing Russian threat, but also respect for the Ukrainian military, more than a thousand days do decent resistance to aggression by Russia.

Recall Ukraine has repeatedly submitted a list of necessary weapons to us as individual countries and organizations. First of all we are talking about anti-tank and anti-aircraft system.

Formal ban on the supply of lethal weapons in Ukraine does not exist. In Ukraine ozroyen embargo imposed in 2013 to prevent the forceful dispersal of demonstrations, but then the ban was lifted. However, Ukraine still can not get any lethal weapons, or even industrial equipment to improve the technological level of the defense industry

As reported, a new impetus to bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and the US were following their visit to the US President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, 19 – 21 June 2017.

American expert called Ukrainian appreciate their military as they do in the US

In the West appreciate the Ukrainian military experience gained during three years of war in the east, while Ukrainian society still pays more attention to their shortcomings, rather than progressive change. General Viktor Nazarov was found guilty and sentenced to 7 years in prison.

This at a press conference at Ukrinform on “Cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in defense and security: the evolution of thinking,” said an American expert in the field of security and defense President of the “Potomac” Dr. Philip Karber.

“As a friend of Ukraine, I’m always there are, but no one here did not take any hryvnia. I will pray that you will recognize improvements that have taken place in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They are certainly not perfect, but much better and stronger than were before the war in the east “- said Karber.

He noted that, according to many Ukrainian, the Ukrainian army generals are still the Soviet model that simply sit at the table. According Karbera This idea, though somewhat exaggerated, could relate to 2014, but today it just is not so.

At the same time, he said, because of this well-established public opinion in Ukraine there is a need to bring to justice “some officers for the adoption of certain decisions.”

“After three years of bloodshed have emerged leaders who have the courage, boldness, can take the risk and lead people. Do not dismiss it,” – he called.

American expert said that in January, Lt. Gen. Michael Zabrodskyy (highly mobile airborne troops commander of the Armed Forces, the Hero of Ukraine – ed.) At the invitation of the American side lectured the US military, which also has had experience fighting.

“After the lecture him a standing ovation – a military audience I this has not seen. And one of the American generals who had the highest rank among those present at the event, said Zabrodskomu that is looking forward to the moment when the will of his comrades in arms. But now in US military circles say more about the process Nazarov, not Zabrodskoho, “- said Karber.

He said the United States can not be a situation where for some military judge his decision in a civil court, and the trial continued for over three years and sometimes resembles a show.

“The US has military courts who understand the context of the decision and the context of the behavior of certain officers who go to some risk. And because of this military court is much stricter than civil courts,” – said Karber.

As previously reported, General Viktor Nazarov trial court convicted in the death of 49 soldiers in the crash of IL-76 on airport Lugansk in June 2014 and sentenced to 7 years in prison under Part 3 of Article 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – careless attitude to military service . The court decided that Nazarov, being in the position of chief of staff, first deputy head of the ATO in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, knew airfield Lugansk is surrounded by militants who regularly carry out its fire, and that the terrorists possess shoulder-fired missiles complexes. As the judge Nazarov careless attitude to their duties and did not ensure proper coordination of structural subdivisions staff.

June 14, 2014 in the Luhansk region of portable anti-aircraft missile complex was shot down IL-76 MD. It caught fire and collapsed. On board were 40 personnel of the 25th separate brigade paratroopers and 9 crew members. All were killed.

General Nazarov, according to the court, paid 96 thousand. UAH bail and is still at large.

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