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A lieutenant colonel who fell under the mistaken blow of the Russian Air Force was denied payment


The special forces member mutilated after a rocket-bomb strike was left without payment

Prikubansky District Court of Krasnodar denied payment of compensation to Oleg Lysykh. This 52-year-old lieutenant colonel of special forces "Vyatich" became disabled in 1999 year. It all happened because of the erroneous missile-bomb strike of military aircraft in Dagestan. Lysykh appealed to the court for pecuniary damage and non-pecuniary damage, which he received because of the mistakes of officials.

The newspaper Kommersant recalled that in September 1999, the officer (then the captain) participated in the fight for the height of 715,3 (“Television tower”). It was a special operation in the Novolaksky district of Dagestan. The Vyatich special forces detachment, which was under fire from militants, was attacked by two Su-25 attack aircraft and five Mi-24 helicopters with a missile-bombing attack. In this case, Lysykh received a severe mine-explosive injury.

As a result of an erroneous air strike, 33 soldiers died, 76 people were injured.

Major-General Nikolai Cherkashenko, deputy commander of the united group of forces in the North Caucasus, who did not provide special forces with communications, and pilots Alexander Sklyankin and Alexander Lobkov turned out to be under investigation. They were pardoned for the 55 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Lt. Col. Special Forces Oleg Lysykh was recognized as a victim in this criminal case.

In 2016, Lysykh was able to win in the courts. For two years he was paid from the budget on a monthly basis for 98,6 thousands of rubles (compensation for harm to health and lost earnings). But government agencies were able to challenge the decision of the court. Money ceased to pay.

The officer’s lawyer explained that Lysykh, the holder of many awards, including two Orders of Courage, was denied payment. The basis was the results of an administrative investigation conducted for insurance payments. The documents indicated that the military had received injuries as a result of mortar fire of militants, and not shelling by aircraft.

Vladikavkaz Military Court, at the beginning of 2000, considered a complaint of a lieutenant colonel about the refusal of command to improve housing conditions, referred to the arguments of the lawyer of the unit - he worsened his living conditions, having given birth to her second child ....

And what if the militants are to blame, unless payments for combat injuries are not supposed?

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