Charges of high treason against 87 Members of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea and Sevastopol City Council were sent to court
The Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea sent 87 indictments to the court against the MPs of the Crimea and Sevastopol who contributed to the occupation of the peninsula by Russia, according to the statement of the press service of the Prosecutor’s Office.
The report notes that the Prosecutor’s Office qualifies the actions of the involved MPs as high treason.
Five years ago, the Members of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Members of the Sevastopol City Council, despite the termination of their powers by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, voted for the adoption of a number of resolutions to legitimize the attempt to annex Crimea. As of today, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Rupublic of Crimea, according to the results of the pre-trial investigation, has sent to the court 21 indictments against members of the Sevastopol City Council and 66 indictments against the Members of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
The ARC Prosecutor’s Office recalled that one of the Members of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, Vasily Ganysh, was convicted of treason and sentenced to 12 years in prison in November 2018.
In February 2019, the prosecutor’s office of the ARC reported on suspicion of a number of Crimean “judges” and “prosecutors” for violating the rights of Ukrainian prisoners of war sailors.
Earlier, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea announced its intention to appeal to the International Criminal Court in the Hague in connection with the influence of the illegally constructed Kerch Bridge on the environment.