The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea belied the statements of the representative of the Ukrainian president and his deputy that Petro Mykhalchevsky, the former 'Health Minister' of Crimea was detained. Tatiana Tykhonchyk, the spokeswoman of the Crimean Prosecutor's Office claimed that he was not detained as UNN reported.
'The officers of the SBU held the searches at the residence of Petro Mykhalchevsky, the so-called former Health Minister of Crimea. They confiscated the Russian passport, the official ID signed by Aksenov and other documents that confirm his cooperation with the occupation authorities of Crimea during the search', Tykhonchyk said.
She reported that the information on his detention extended by the authorities and the mass media does not correspond to the reality.
'The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea prepares the serving of the charge papers on the state treason and the issue of the choosing of the restrictive measure in the form of the detention in the custody is considered. The sanctions of the proper article of the Criminal Code of Ukraine provided the imprisonment up to 15 years', the spokeswoman added.
Earlier, the SBU reported on the detention of the former 'Health Minister' of Crimea in Kyiv.