Arrest over Russian cadet deaths

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An aide to the commander of Russia's Pacific fleet was arrested yesterday and charged with gross negligence related to the starvation deaths of four naval cadets, according to Itar-Tass, AP reports from Moscow. Captain Vladimir Denisenko was arrested in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok, 4,000 miles east of Moscow, on the orders of Russia's deputy chief military prosecutor, Itar-Tass said. The prosecutor spent two weeks investigating the circumstances under which four cadets starved to death in January at the Russky Island training base, near Vladivostok.