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In the Russian Federation, the deputy commander of the Southern Military District for logistics was arrested

In Russia, the garrison military court of Rostov-on-Don arrested Lieutenant General Viktor Voronov, deputy commander of the Southern Military District for logistics, on suspicion of embezzling funds from the Russian Defense Ministry.

According to Ukrinform, this is reported by RBC with reference to the information of the Southern District Military Court.

According to the investigation, Voronov spent about 2 million rubles of the department on the improvement of his house and land. In addition, he is suspected of abuse of power, taking bribes and fraud.

The defendant’s defense appealed the court’s decision to arrest him. The Southern District Military Court will consider the appeal on August 1.

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The website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation indicates that Voronov at various times held the positions of deputy commander of the troops of the Western Military District and the Northern Fleet, each time being responsible for logistics. When he was appointed to a position in the Southern District is not reported.

In parallel, there are frequent reshuffles of military leaders in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. This is attributed to the high losses of the Russian military and failures at the front during the full-scale aggression against Ukraine, launched on February 24.

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