Ex-chief of Ukraine’s General Staff disbanded anti-aircraft missile divisions and military air force units, depriving Ukraine of the air defense system

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Former chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Volodymyr Zamana, while on duty, disbanded anti-aircraft missile divisions and military air force units, depriving Ukraine of the air defense system.

This was stated by the Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios, UNIAN reports.

“During his tenure as Chief of the General Staff, anti-aircraft missile divisions armed with the S-300V air defense missile systems were disbanded, namely those were the 874th anti-aircraft missile division, the 137th anti-aircraft missile brigade, the 5001st anti-aircraft missile division, the 281st anti-aircraft missile division of the 208th anti-aircraft missile brigade, 19 military air force units and also the 114th tactical aviation brigade was reformatted from the brigade into a squadron,” said Matios.

According to him, disbandment of these military units and subunits effectively deprived the entire country of its air defense, including the Air Force, which is the main striking force in any military conflicts.

The military prosecutor’s office and the investigative unit of the SBU in Kyiv have informed Zamana of the suspicion of high treason.

“Zamana is suspected of committing a crime under Part 1 of Article 111 (high treason) of the Criminal Code in the wording of 2001. In 2015, the wording of that article was changed to the one with more severe sanctions,” the Chief Military Prosecutor said.

As The Journalist reported, former Head of Armed Forces General Staff arrested for state treason.

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