Prisoners who were convicted by the illegal occupational authorities appealed to the Ministry in compliance with the Russian legislation. All of them have committed crimes on the territory of Ukraine and now they serve their sentences in Crimea, some of them were transferred to Russia.
Ukraine sent a note to Russia with a demand to pass the prisoners to the controlled territories.
“In compliance with the article No. 9 of this law (“On provision of rights and freedoms of the citizens and legal regime on the temporary occupied territories of Ukraine,” – ed.) any bodies on the temporary occupied territory and its activity is considered illegal if these bodies are established in a way not provided by the law. Any act (decision) issued by the establishment and/or officials, created, selected or appointed in a way not provided by the law is invalid and does not have any legal consequences,” the message reads.
All the decisions of the court in regard to these prisoners were made at the time of Crimea’s annexation and on the behalf of Russia.