Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Can these data be real?

The chief military prosecutor has some eye-popping numbers for crimes by Ukraine's military personnel. According to this account from 112.UA News Agency:
Ukraine's Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios reported that annually the soldiers commit about 20,000 crimes. He claimed this at the briefing dedicated to the military justice and the perspectives of its reforming in Ukraine broadcasted by 112.ukraine.

Matios noted that the crime rate among the soldiers has increased sharply since 2014 and remains to be stably high.

The total amount of the criminal proceedings investigation by the investigators of the military prosecutor's office in 2015-2017 is more than 20, 000 per year. Averagely, there were from 24,000 up to 20, 3000 cases in different periods of time', he reported.

According to him, as for today, 5, 200 military crimes are investigated by the military prosecutors since the beginning of 2018.
It's not clear if the data include minor disciplinary infractions or only criminal conduct. 

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