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Director of Moscow printing house, where Kyrgyzstanis died, sentenced to 2.5 yr

Butyrsky court of Moscow sentenced the general director of the Moscow printing house «Printing Express», where, 17 people died in a fire, Sergey Moskvin to 2.5 years of penal colony settlement. Chief engineer of the printing house Anton Yatskov received 3.5 years of penal colony settlement, Russian media reported.

The fire occurred in late August 2016 in the building of the printing plant in the north of Moscow. Among the dead are 14 citizens of Kyrgyzstan and three Russians. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, all the deceased are young women, most of them aged 18-25.

The investigation believes that the fire was caused by a malfunction of the luminaires and quickly spread due to toxic substances in the room, while an unauthorized change in the construction of the building (it was reported that the fire door was locked) prevented the employees from getting out of the burning room.

In April, Sergey Moskvin admitted guilt, Anton Yatskov denied involvement in the deaths of people in a fire.