Ukraine announced suspicion to the Rear Admiral and Deputy Commander of Russian Black Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Russian Federation in inciting the Ukrainian military servicemen to treason during the occupation of Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.
"Rear Admiral, Deputy Commander of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy, was announced suspicion in assistance in encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, inciting treason and aiding in waging an aggressive war," the message says.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office, during the pre-trial investigation it was established that on March 20-25, 2014, during the active phase of the occupation of Crimea, the suspect openly incited servicemen and senior staff of the Ukrainian Navy Command to commit treason.
He offered the Ukrainian military servicemen to side with the enemy during the armed conflict, in turn, to increase their salaries and help with their careers. In case of refusal, he threatened them with violence from the Russian military servicemen.
In addition, the Deputy Commander of the fleet conducted "interrogations" of captured Ukrainian officers, who were kept on presidio of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, inciting them to treason.
Earlier, former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov was announced suspicion in high treason due to ratification of Kharkiv agreements.