25 Feb 2019 16:29

Ex-Ukrainian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Zamana prosecuted on treason charges

KYIV. Feb 25 (Interfax) - Ukrainian law enforcement agencies have notified Volodymyr Zamana, former chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, of his being suspected of treason.

"The investigation [...] culminated in declaring former Chief of the General Staff [...] Zamana suspected of committing a crime defined as treason under [Ukrainian Criminal Code] Article 111, Part 1," Ukrainian Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios said at a news briefing at the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office on Monday.

Zamana had earlier served as commander of the Ukrainian Navy and chief of General Staff (from February 18, 2012 to February 19, 2014). On the day of his discharge as chief of staff, then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych appointed him deputy secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council.

On February 22, 2014, the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada appointed Zamana commissioner in charge of control of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. He served in this capacity until June 2014.