11:52 Oct. 28, 2016
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Former Ukrainian colonel Stepan Gaidarzhyisky, who switched sides and joined Russia after it annexed Crimea, has been appointed the chief of the Kremlin's recently-formed National Guard on the peninsula.
This is according to Ukrainian news agency Krym.Realii, a branch office of Ukrainian department of RFE/RL.
Prior to the appointment Gaidarzhyisky was promoted to the rank of major general of the internal troops of the Russian Interior Ministry.
In February 2016 Ukrainian prosecutors initiated a criminal investigation against the former colonel, suspecting him of treason.
Source: krymr.com (in Russian)