Justice Ministry: Ex-minister of Transnistria behind Russia’s occupation of Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Former official of the non-recognized breakaway state Vladimir Antyufeev used to serve with the Russian army, Ukraine’s justice minister says
15:07, 1 June 2017

Vladimir Antyufeev, ex-Security Minister of PMR

Ex-minister of state security of Transnistria is in charge of coordination of actions by pro-Russian organizations in Crimea in March 2014, which led to the peninsula’s annexation by Russian troops. Ukraine’s Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko said that as quoted by Ukrainski Novyny news agency.

According to him, Ukraine passed the ECHR respective evidence of Russia’s direct involvement in the occupation of Crimea in February and March 2014.

The Ukrainian authority found out that Vladimir Antyufeev, the former minister of Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republiic, the self-styled state, was the one who supervised and coordinated actions of pro-Russian organizations, including the so-called ‘self-defense’ squads in Crimea.  

Pavlo Petrenko added that Antyufeev served with the regular Russian army; currently, he serves as Vice Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.  

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