The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea received an appeal from People's Deputy of Ukraine Aleksey Goncharenko regarding the information on the official websites of French companies Peugeot and Auchan dealers about offices in the occupied Crimea, the press service of the Prosecutor's Office reported.
The data entered in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations and criminal proceedings were initiated on the basis of the criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 332-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violating the order of entering and leaving the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine).
The investigation is going to establish the legality of the goods supply to the territory of Crimea in accordance with the requirements of the law and take measures in case of violations.
Inquiries will be forwarded to the main offices of these companies to resolve the issue of locating car dealers and stores in the occupied peninsula.
Materials of criminal proceedings, pursuant to Part 2 of Art. 12 of the Law of Ukraine "On Ensuring the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and Legal Regime in the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine" were submitted to the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine to determine the jurisdiction.
Earlier, QHA reported that in September 2016 Reuters investigated the illegal supply of goods to the occupied Crimea from the companies "Auchan" and "Metro". It was noted that the goods were delivered to the Crimean shops from Russia through the Kerch ferry crossing.