Former Minister of defence of Ukraine Pavel Lebedev, 2013
Former Ministers of defence of Ukraine Mykhailo Yezhel and Pavlo Lebedev announced on the wanted list, said in interview to the newspaper “Today” Deputy Prosecutor General — chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios.
According to him, Ezhel a long time is in one of medical institutions of the defense Ministry of Belarus. On the question of whether it is possible to “get” the former Minister there, Matios said: “we know more than We can articulate. But our subjective knowledge do not constitute evidence in criminal proceedings. That is, if Ezhel is located on the territory of another state and, according to the official notification, it hurts, we legally have no choice but to wait, when he will recover. Go and check this fact in Belarus — such a possibility we do not.”
Matios noted that Erelu charged with improper performance of duties under the agreement in 2011, the list is subject to alienation of property of the armed forces. The then Minister of defence has led to the “illegal estrangement of two strategic bombers Tu-95MS of the business entity that caused material damage to the state amounting to over 24 million UAH.”, the Prosecutor noted. “During a pretrial investigation it was established the whereabouts of aircraft, component parts, it is seized and prevented their further realization in Russia”, — he noted.
Matios also said that, in addition Ezhel and Lebedev, in search announced and other former high-ranking military leaders. “Former chief of General staff — chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Ilyin. This is the Admiral wanted for participation in a criminal organization and desertion. The commander of the Navy rear Admiral Berezovsky, the Deputy commander rear Admiral Shakur and the Vice-Admiral Eliseev imputed to the desertion and treason,” — said the chief military Prosecutor.
Ukraine’s Ambassador in Belarus he was appointed in 2013 under the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, the Minister of defense was before — in the period from 2010 to 2012. In April 2015 the head of state Petro Poroshenko has announced the recall of Ambassador from Belarus.
Pavel Lebedev was appointed Minister of defence in the Cabinet of Mykola Azarov — also under President Yanukovych in December 2012 to 27 February 2014.