The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea sent indictments against 17 former deputies of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the court. The ex-deputies are accused of committing a criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (High treason), according to the press service of the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office.
“During the investigation, incontrovertible evidence was obtained proving that in March 2014 these deputies contributed to the occupation of the Crimea. In particular, they illegally adopted a number of resolutions, which facilitated the creation of an illegitimate formation the "Republic of Crimea," the report said.
The accused are to face imprisonment for a period of twelve to fifteen years.
Thus, the court has already forwarded total of 31 indictments against former deputies of the Crimea.
Reference: in March 2014, deputies who are now suspected of high treason, contributed to the occupation of the Crimea, in particular, illegally adopted a number of decrees, resulting in the creation of an illegitimate "Republic of Crimea."