Russia’s Investigation Committee investigates more than 150 criminal cases against Ukraine and military men of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, connected to the armed conflict in Donbas. Svetlana Petrenko, official representative of the Investigation Committee announced that in her interview to the Komsomolskaya Pravda.
According to her, there are 108 “persons involved” in these cases, 54 of them are officials from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
She explained that “in order to identify the perpetrators, the investigation needs to identify the Ukrainian military man by investigative or operational means, the after the arrest in absentia and putting him on the international wanted list the documents are sent to the Interpol to enable the search. They sent requests into the country of possible location of the wanted person. But Ukrainian security officials usually state that these citizens are being persecuted in Russia “on political grounds”. And thus Interpol removes them from the wanted list,” the Investigation Committee reports.
The Basman district court of Moscow arrested Ukrainian prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko, and Special Prosecution investigator Vadym Prymachok in absentia for “knowingly bringing an innocent person to criminal liability with the accusation of a person of committing a grave or especially grave crime”.
Military prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenkp is the head of prosecutor group on Yanukovych state treason case, while military prosecutor and investigator Prymachok is working on a criminal case against Russia’s Minister of Defence.
On Prymachok’s appeal the court allowed him to seize documents from the Presidential Administration of Russia, situated on Ilyinka street in Mosсow.
On May 4, the court started considering the case of Viktor Yanukovych, the ex-president of Ukraine; the former official is charged with state treason, assisting in waging aggressive war and assisting in changing Ukraine’s territories and the state border.