Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko released data on pre-trial investigation on the fact of starting and conducting an aggression war by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as announced meeting of the parliamentary committee on security and defense which will take place on September 7th. He reported about that on his Facebook page.
The Prosecutor General noted that the Main Military Prosecutor's Office had been conducting pre-trial investigation on the involvement of the authorities of the Russian Federation and officials of the Russian Armed Forces in collusion with the terrorist groups of aggressive war against Ukraine since September 2014.
"The investigation covered the entire period of aggression starting with February 2014 (occupation of the Crimea, conducting anti-terrorist operations in the east of the country). The volume of criminal proceedings material is more than 800 volumes (350 of which are classified as Secret and Top Secret). More than 1400 victims and more than 2,000 witnesses have been interrogated, more than 1,800 forensic examinations have been conducted. More than 100 thousand pieces of material evidence have been found," - said Lutsenko.
According to him, the Kiev Research Institute of Forensic Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine held a unique judicial commission of military expertise (lasted for almost a year) with the involvement of 31 leading experts and specialists, including those from the Ministry of Defence, the Antiterrorist Center at the Security Service, National Guard, State Border Service.
"Expertise studied 3,600 combat and other documents, which made it possible to analyze the causes of large losses of the Ukrainian Army," - said Lutsenko.
He also said that the information about its progress and prospects of bringing the perpetrators to criminal prosecution would be made public at the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Security and Defence on September 7th.