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He led the Internal Troops during the dispersal of Euromaidan: the media write about the newly appointed commander of the TRO

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Appointed President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky for the position Commander of the Territorial Defense Troops Igor Plakhuta During the Revolution of Dignity, he worked in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and led the forces of the Verkhovna Rada during the dispersal of the Maidan, writes Ukrayinska Pravda.

So, on the night of December 10, 2013, law enforcement officers “cleared” the government quarter from the Euromaidan barricades.

Later, Plakhuta, head of the department of the Southern Territorial Command of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, said that about 400 soldiers of the internal troops and the Berkut special detachment were brought in to clear the streets.

According to him, “the people in black who dismantled the barricades were utility workers.” At the same time, Plakhuta reported about two allegedly injured Berkut officers.

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On January 21, 2014, as the media wrote, an official of the Ministry of Internal Affairs came out to the protesters for negotiations, and that it was the current commander of the Territorial Defense troops.

In 2005-2008, Plahuta served as commander of the Separate Presidential Brigade. As of 2009, he was the commander of the 169th training center. Subsequently – head of the department of the Southern Territorial Command of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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As FACTS wrote, on February 11, Zelensky’s decree was promulgated, according to which the Territorial Defense Forces will be headed by Plahuta.

Photo: UNIAN

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Author: Ivan MOZGOVOY, “FACTS”

Source: Fakty

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