The Prosecutor's General Office (GPU) of Ukraine summoned the Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Aleksandr Vitko for questioning on June 15, reads the GPU’notice of appointment published in the Uriadovy Kurier government newspaper of June 10.
As noted, Vitko was summoned for questioning as a suspect of criminal offences under Section. 3 of Art. 110 (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine), Section 4 of Art. 27 (inducement of a person to commit a crime), Section 1 of Art. 111 (high treason), Section 3 of Art. 27 and 113 (organization of a crime; sabotage), Section 2 of Art. 28 (commission of offense by a group of individuals, group of persons by prior conspiracy, an organized group or criminal organization), Section 1 of Art. 437 (planning, preparation, initiation and waging aggressive war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Just a reminder: May 31, the Prosecutor's General Office of Ukraine issued summons to 727 persons suspected of committing crimes against the state. They are accused under Art. 11 (high treason) and 110 (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine).
The list includes 327 judges, 299 prosecutors, 134 deputies of the Supreme Council of Crimea and Sevastopol City Council, as well as 11 representatives of the self-proclaimed "Crimean authorities."
The head of the GPU said that changes made to the Law on Prosecutor's Office allowed to begin the process of conviction in absentia of persons suspected of committing particularly serious crimes.