Ukrainian law enforcers have started 15 criminal proceedings on the grounds of unlawful deprivation of liberty or a premeditated murder against 14 people missing after the annexation of the Crimea by Russia. This is stated by the National Police, Radio Liberty reports.
There are 11 cases of willful killing, another 4 - on the grounds of unlawful imprisonment or kidnapping, the document says.
According to the police, the search for Valeriy Vashchuk and Ivan Bondarec of the Rivne region, who went to Crimea, continues since 2014.
In addition, the letter said, the prosecution of the Kherson region searches for Timur Shamardanov and Seyran Zinedinov, and Ukrainian Prosecutor's office in Crimea looks for Islyam Dzhepparov and Jevdet Islyamov.
Since 2015 the police began proceedings on the disappearance of Eskander Apselyamov, Fedor Kostenko, Ruslan Ganiev and Arlen Terekhov, and the prosecutor's office - in respect of the disappearance of Mukhtar Arislanov.
In 2016 the police launched an investigation into the disappearance of Lemar Alyardinov and prosecutors – on the disappearance of Erwin Ibragimov.