KIEV (QHA) -

At a hearing held at Kiev’s Dnieprovsky District Court, Coordinator of Crimea blockade Lenur Islyamov accused Vasiliy Ganysh, former MP of Crimea’s Parliament, of breaking his parliamentary oath and obeying the occupation authorities of Crimea.

“As an MP you ought to have protected Ukraine’s independence,” Islyamov said to Ganysh at the hearing.

Islyamov also told about working as Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimean government following Russia’s annexation of the peninsula.

“I held the position of Deputy Prime Minister,” he said.

According to Lenur Islyamov, he represented the Crimean Tatar people when a pro-Russian Constitution of Crimea was approved at the Parliament.

“The Mejlis authorized me to be Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimean government. Having the Qurultai and Mejlis’s authorization, I went there,” he said.

Islyamov confirmed ATR journalists being at the session of the Crimean parliament and filming the MPs voting for the illegal constitution. According to him, armed Russian soldiers stood in the halls of the Crimean parliament building during the meeting.

At a May 25 hearing held at Kiev’s Dnieprovsky District Court, Coordinator of Crimea blockade Lenur Islyamov gave evidence in the case of Vasily Ganysh, a former MP of the Crimean Parliament.

It was reported earlier that SSU (Security Service of Ukraine) officers held up former Crimean MP Vasily Ganysh at the Kalanchak checkpoint in Ukraine’s Kherson region. The following day, Kiev’s Pechersky District Court ruled that Ganysh is to remain in custody for 60 days without bail.

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