In late March, a high-ranking Ukrainian army general was found guilty of negligence that led to the deaths of 49 soldiers.
An unprecedented decision in the country’s history, it has divided the society into those who welcome it as the end of the generals’ impunity and those who think it is a dangerous precedent that will weaken the army.
On March 27, the Pavlograd district court found General Viktor Nazarov guilty of the death of 49 Ukrainian servicemen who were in a plane downed by Kremlin-backed separatists in the sky over Luhansk on June 14, 2014, during the first three months of Russia’s war. Nazarov sent the plane into Luhansk despite intelligence warnings against it. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.