The Commander of the occupying Russian Federation Black Sea Fleet Admiral Alexander Vitko is summoned to court as a defendant, reads the message on the website of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine.
“The hearing in a criminal proceeding against Alexander Vitko is scheduled for September 26, 2016 12:00 in the Dnipro district court of Kyiv at the address: Kiev, 5 Koshitsa Street, courtroom 7,” reads the statement.
April 28, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine reported that following the announcement on suspicion of committing serious crimes against Ukraine, Alexander Vitko went into hiding. He was declared wanted and the Kyiv Court gave permission for his arrest.
The Prosecutor General's Office accuses Alexander Vitko in plotting and taking active part in a war of aggression against Ukraine, which caused the violation of the country’s territorial integrity and the loss of state property objects worth more than UAH 1 trillion. Moreover, according to the Prosecutor General's Office, the Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet personally incited the Ukrainian officers to commit treason.
The Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet had already been summoned for interrogation, which was to be held June 15, 2016, but he did not show up.