Russia opens criminal case against Ukrainian MP over “calls for terrorist acts”

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Anatoliy Hrytsenko expressed opinion that Ukraine should respond to Russian subversive activity with the same means
14:26, 7 December 2017

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Russian Investigation Committee opened a criminal case against former Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko for "calls for terrorist acts in Russia." This is reported by the press service of Russian Investigation Committee.  

According to the committee, Hrytsenko on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel allegedly called to blow up cars in Moscow and Taganrog.  

"In accordance with Russian Criminal Code, foreign citizens who do not permanently reside in the Russian Federation and have committed a crime outside its borders directed against the interests of Russia are subject to criminal liability under Russian law. In this connection, the Main Investigative Directorate of the Russian Investigation Committee opened criminal proceedings against Anatoliy Hrytsenko on the grounds of the crime provided for by Part 2 of Article 205.2 of Russian Criminal Code (public calls for terrorist activities), "the statement said.  

On July 2, 2017 Anatoliy Hrytsenko, commenting on car explosion of an officer of Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate Maxym Shapoval, expressed opinion that similar actions should be taken against Russian subversive activities in Ukraine.

"This is not the first such an exemplary, brazen assassination of Ukrainian officers, the best officers ... If this war is treated seriously by the president Poroshenko, then for every car explosion in Kyiv or Mariupol, two blasts should happen somewhere in Taganrog or Moscow. Then it will be convincing, " he said.

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The ex-minister of the Defense Ministry himself called such accusations "absurd". He wrote about this on his Facebook page.

"This is the first criminal case brought against me in my entire life. It was opened in Russia, the country ruled by terrorists who kill our citizens, who shot down a civilian MH17 airliner, cynically and disgustingly," he wrote.

As it was reported earlier Russian Investigation Committee opened criminal cases against Ukrainian soldiers because of the alleged shelling of the settlements on the occupied territories and usage of prohibited methods of warfare.

Ukrainian soldiers allegedly shelled Kadiivka (former Stahanov) and Holubivka (Former Kirovsk) on January 14 and 24, 2017, according to the Committee.

Occupants also accused soldiers of Ukraine’s Army and National Guard of shelling from heavy weapons of civilian infrastructure facilities in Yasynuvata, Dokuchaevsk and Novoazovsk district near Donetsk region on February 16-26. Criminal cases were opened under Part 1, Article 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

Related: Investigation of Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko finished in Russia

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