State Bureau of Investigation launched a probe under the application of Andriy Portnov, who accuses the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of state treason, as the press office of the establishment reported.
“The investigators of the central department of State Bureau of Investigation included information about alleged commission of crimes provided by the Criminal Code of Ukraine (actions designed to change or overthrow the constitutional order by force, state treason and abuse of power or authority) by officials, who hold particularly responsible positions in the government bodies,” the message reads.
It was specified that it was about the events of November 25, 2018 when two armored boats and tugboat were captured by Russian border guards in Azov Sea.
As it was reported, Andriy Portnov reported on Facebook that he filed an application with accusations against Petro Poroshenko. On the next day, State Bureau of Investigation approved the application.
As it was reported, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will announce the decision on the case of three ships of the Ukrainian Navy and 24 sailors approximately on May 25.
In November 2018, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. Ukrainian ships were rejected passage via the Kerch Strait, Russian coast guards opened aimed fire on them.
All 24 sailors on board were captured and delivered to Moscow – 21 of them were delivered to Lefortovo remand center, the rest came to the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison.