The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against employees of the National Police of Ukraine, who investigated the award of 8 years in prison to the Crimean activist Akhtem Chiygoz, as the press service of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reports.
"A criminal case has been instituted in the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation against employees of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies under part 2 of article 299 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (unlawful prosecution of knowingly innocent people)," the statement said.
The committee said that Ukrainian law enforcement officers allegedly illegally handed reports of a suspected crime to Russian investigators in the Crimea. They were accused of violating the laws and customs of war (part 1 of article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Ukrainian police and prosecutors of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea began an investigation due to the imprisonment of activist Ahtem Chiygoz for 8 years. The Russian side considers the guilt of a man to be fully proven.
"In 2015-2016, the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Crimea investigated a criminal case against a citizen of Ukraine, Ahtem Chiygoz, who participated in organizing mass riots and created obstacles to the normal functioning of the authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea," the investigative committee of the Russian Federation says.
The Russian authorities are convinced that the investigation by Ukrainian law enforcement authorities "is contrary not only to the law, but also to common sense" and called such actions provocative.
As we reported before, The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened new criminal proceedings against the Ukrainian military