15:04 24.04.2023

Special Forces officer Chervinsky, whose actions led to shelling of Kanatove airfield, detained – source

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Special Forces officer Roman Chervinsky, who was hiding from the investigation and was notified of suspicion of abuse of authority, was detained in Ternopil region, a law enforcement source told Interfax-Ukraine.

"Chervinsky was detained on Monday in Ternopil region," the source said.

According to him, in the near future the court will choose a measure of restraint for him.

Earlier, the media published materials according to which Chervinsky, an officer of the Special Forces, tried to recruit one of the Russian pilots to fly a combat aircraft to Ukraine.

The SBU is investigating the circumstances of the rocket attack on Kanatove airfield in Kirovograd region in July 2022, which occurred due to unauthorized actions of individual servicemen.

"The State Security Service of Ukraine is investigating all the circumstances that led to a massive missile attack on Kanatove airfield on July 23, 2022. According to the investigation, this shelling was provoked by unauthorized actions of individual servicemen who decided to conduct a so-called "special operation" to seize the aircraft of the aerospace forces Russia, whose pilot allegedly agreed to the proposal to go over to the side of Ukraine," the Ukrainian intelligence service said in a statement.

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