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Ukraine: Security ramped up outside Kiev court as Tornado case hearing delayed00:43

Ukraine: Security ramped up outside Kiev court as Tornado case hearing delayed

Ukraine, Kiev
August 16, 2016 at 12:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of armed security personnel were deployed outside the Obolonskiy district court in Kiev on Tuesday, as the case on the former fighters from the Tornado battalion was rescheduled to August 23 following a member of the group falling ill.

Eight officers from the battalion are accused of rape, torture and abductions in the Lugansk region where they were deployed from December 2014-June 2015.

The Tornado battalion was an Interior Ministry unit set up following the start of Kiev's military operation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions in April 2014. The battalion was later disbanded by authorities.

Ukraine: Security ramped up outside Kiev court as Tornado case hearing delayed00:43
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Hundreds of armed security personnel were deployed outside the Obolonskiy district court in Kiev on Tuesday, as the case on the former fighters from the Tornado battalion was rescheduled to August 23 following a member of the group falling ill.

Eight officers from the battalion are accused of rape, torture and abductions in the Lugansk region where they were deployed from December 2014-June 2015.

The Tornado battalion was an Interior Ministry unit set up following the start of Kiev's military operation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions in April 2014. The battalion was later disbanded by authorities.

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