Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by the Prosecutor General’s Office said a case was opened due to the fact of the illegal entrance of Japanese journalists to Crimea. Radio Liberty reported this January 15.
“By the results of the monitoring of media outlets, we determined that despite the ban to enter the temporarily occupied Crimea, journalists of Japanese broadcasting corporation NHK came to the peninsula. January 12, 2016, the mentioned persons visited Yalta, where they filmed documentary called “Russia Today”, the Prosecutor’s Office reports.
The agency reiterated that the Ukrainian law foresees certain legal mode of border crossing of the temporarily occupied peninsula, which is an inseparable part of Ukraine.
“Thus, NHK reporters illegally entered the occupied peninsula”, the Prosecutor’s Office said. January 13, the agency started the pre-trial investigation in the respective criminal case. The respective materials were sent to the Prosecutor General’s Office.
Under the decision of the Parliament, the temporary occupation of Crimea by Russia officially began on February 20, 2014. Russia denies the fact of the occupation of the peninsula and calls it “restoration of historical justice”.