Ukraine’s military prosecutor’s office has issued a suspicion notice to the Russian Major General Aleksey Zavizyon, commander of the 41st military army of the Central Military District of the Russian Federation.

“Zavizyon, acting commander of the 1st Army Corps, an unlawful military formation of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, is suspected of conspiring with a group of Russian officials from February through June 2015 … of issuing orders, demanding their fulfillment and coordinating activities of subordinate illegal military formations which shelled positions of Ukraine’s Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) forces and attacking Ukrainian troops and law-enforcement personnel,” the suspicion notice says, according to the press service of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO). The announcement says the illegal activities were carried out in occupied areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Zavizyon is suspected of committing crimes under Part 3 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (deliberate attempts to violate Ukraine’s territorial integrity and acts violating the Constitution leading to the death of citizens, as well as other crimes), Part 2 of Article 28, Part 2 of Article 437 (conducting war against Ukraine) and Part 1 of Article 258-3 (working with a terrorist organization).

The suspect has been put on the wanted list and a petition has been filed to order his immediate arrest and detainment,” the PGO said.

According to publicly available information, Zavizyon, Aleksey Vladimirovich (born on May 13, 1965 in Estonia), was promoted to major general in 2007 and has commanded Russia’s 41st Army, Central Military District of the Russian Federation’s Armed Services since 2015.

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