Head of Crimea agrees to witness on treason against Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Aksenov claimed that he is ready to witness in the regime of the video-conference
13:58, 31 October 2017

Sergy Aksyonov

Head of annexed Crimea controlled by Kremlin Sergy Aksyonov claimed that he is ready to witness on the case on the treason against Ukraine in the regime of the video-conference as TASS reported.

‘It is possible to give the explanations to the Ukrainian court in the regime of the video-conference if it is necessary. For example, the Prosecutor’s General Office of Russia can become the platform for it, I will do it only in Russia’, Aksenov noted.

Related: Occupational power in Crimea “nationalizes” Khan’s Palace

Speaker of the Crimean parliament Vladimir Konstantinov and former Prosecutor General of Crimea and MP of State Duma Natalia Poklonskaia are also accused of the treason. Earlier their advocate Maksym Mogilnytsky claimed that all three figures of the case are ready to participate in the criminal proceeding and witness.

Related: Former prosecutor of Crimea still has Ukrainian citizenship

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) incriminates them part 1, article 27 and part 1 article 109 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – actions that aim at the forcible change of power or toppling of the constitutional system or conquest of the state authority.

Related: Sobchak stands for holding of independent referendum in Crimea

Crimea was annexed by Russia by way of the illegal referendum that was held at the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier the Russian militaries that stayed there without any marking conquered all strategic military objects and building of the force and state bodies. The results of the referendum were not recognized by Ukraine and the world society. The number of the European and world countries, including Ukraine imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.

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