Ukraine puts Crimean “self-defense” members on wanted list for capture of Ukrainian ships

Source : 112 Ukraine

The members of the armed detachment “Rubizh” (Frontier) of annexed Crimea put on the wanted list
20:28, 18 February 2019

fighters of self-defense of Crimea, "Rubizh" detachment
Press service of the National Police

The Ukrainian law enforcers put the leadership and members of the armed detachment “Rubizh” (Frontier) on the wanted list. It entered the armed formation “self-defense” of Crimea and acted in the territory of Sevastopol as Police of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol reported.

“9 “fighters” of the illegally created armed formation “Rubizh” were identified; they actively participated in the armed seizure of the anti-submarine corvette of Ukraine’s Naval Force “Khmelnytsky”, reconnaissance craft “Slavutych”, military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and deployment and activity of the checkpoints in March 2014. The identified persons are suspected in the commitment of the crime such as participation in the activity of the armed formation not provided by the law”,” the message said.

Related: Russian FSB carries out another search of Crimean Tatars

The police added that the investigation established the head of the illegally created armed formation “Rubizh” and he was notified about suspicion in the commitment of the crime such us leading of the illegally created armed formation, which led to the severe consequences.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko reported that the Ukrainian law enforcers established about 900 members of the “self-defense” of Crimea.

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“Self-defense” of Crimea appeared at the beginning of 2014 and supported the Russian annexation. On June 11, 2014, the parliament controlled by Kremlin legalized this organization and adopted proper law.

Crimea was annexed by Russia after the illegal referendum held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.  

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