The court left Major General Ivan Popov in pre-trial detention center

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The court left Major General Ivan Popov in pre-trial detention center

Major General Ivan Popov, known as the ex-commander of the 58th Combined Arms Army, will remain in custody in a pre-trial detention center. This decision was made by the 235th Garrison Court, rejecting the investigation’s request to change the preventive measure to house arrest. The court hearing was held closed to the media, which aroused additional interest in the case.

Earlier, on May 24, the 2nd Western District Military Court also rejected the general’s appeal against arrest, deciding to send Popov back to the detention center. These decisions demonstrate the seriousness of the charges brought against him.

Ivan Popov is involved in a case of fraud related to the sale of metal structures intended for fortifications in the Zaporozhye direction during the period of active hostilities. According to the initial version of the investigation, the general sold these structures, which caused damage to the state in the amount of 130 million rubles. This episode, according to the case file, took place at the height of hostilities, which makes the charges even more serious.

Popov's case became resonant, since he was one of the key figures in the military hierarchy.

 

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