Criminal case started against special squad soldier


21-year-old Alyaksandr Sushchyk disappeared from special squad #5 in Maryina Horka on the night of January 3. He was reported to have taken his weapon with him but the Ministry of Defense refuted the information.

The soldier was detained in Cherven District on January 8 – he had stolen clothes and food from a house in the village of Skrabinka. The owner of the house and two district police officers tracked him down and detained him in the forest. The young man did not have a weapon and did not try to resist. The soldier probably deserted because of a tablet PC taken away from him, mass media reported earlier.

Archive photo: Maryina Horka special squad soldiers training in the forest.