The so-called Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC), which is located in Kiev and is part of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine sent to court indictments against 17 former members of the Supreme Council of ARC on charges of treason. This was reported on the website of the “Prosecutor’s office of ARC”.
“They [the deputies] had illegally adopted a number of resolutions, the result of which was created by the illegitimate formation of the “Republic of Crimea”,” the message reads. It is also noted that the accused threatens from 12 till 15 years of imprisonment.
According to “the Prosecutor of the ARC,” Gunduz Mamedov, the court directed more than 30 such indictment. “Our goal is to prosecute all of the deputies, whose actions contributed to the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” — said Mammadov, adding that all cases are dealt with in correspondence mode.
In February, the government of Ukraine approved a bill granting him the right to eliminate departments in the Crimea. According to the draft regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers gets the opportunity to stop the activities of the agencies created by the authorities of the Crimea.
Kiev regularly makes various statements about the Crimea. Officials on the Peninsula, in turn, ridiculed the Ukrainian authorities. So, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of internal policy, information and communication, Republic of Crimea Dmitry Polonsky noted that these statements are absurd and are not associated with this Peninsula, and with an alternative region, existing only in the imagination of Ukrainian politicians.
March 11, 2014 Supreme Council of Crimea adopted the Declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic voted for 78 of the 100 deputies. The document was allowed to legalize the entry of the Peninsula into structure of Russia and to hold a national referendum, which was submitted the question of the status of Crimea.
Crimea reunited with Russia after a 16 March 2014 referendum in which the majority of voters supported such a decision. The Treaty of accession of the region to the Russian Federation was signed on 18 March. Kiev refused to recognize the results of the plebiscite. In Moscow, noted that the procedure is fully consistent with the norms of international law.