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Ukraine opens case against organizers of Russian Duma election in occupied Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Security Service of Ukraine put those responsible on the wanted list
20:26, 20 September 2021

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The SBU, Security Service of Ukraine has opened a criminal case on the fact of illegal organization and conduction of elections to Russian Parliament in the occupied Crimea. Those who organized the voting might face up to 15 years behind the bars. Press office of the SBU reported that on September 20.

The agency claimed that all of those involved are now on the wanted list; there are both official representatives of the Russian Federation and the Ukrainian citizens who breached the law and assisted the aggressor state.

The case was defined as a crime tantamount to high treason.

Related: Over 150,000 Donbas residents took part in State Duma elections, - Russia

The SBU also reiterated that since 2014, Russia has conducted a number of elections in the occupied Crimea, which included voting procedures within Russia's parliamentary and presidential elections.

Earlier, the Eastern Human Rights Group announced that the citizens of occupied Donbas with Russian passports will be taken to Rostov oblast on September 17, 18, and 19, to participate in the elections at the Russian State Duma.

Meanwhile, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) observes the massive illegal issuance of Russian passports in the temporarily occupied Donbas. According to the press office of the SBU, the local "government" of Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republics" is doing this to make sure that Ukrainians participate in the Russian parliamentary election campaign. 

Related: Elections in Russian State Duma: Putin’s party is winning amid frauds

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