Following the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, Ukrainian deputies introduced amendments to the Law "On Prosecutor's Office" and now the Kyiv Court of Appeal decides upon a district court to carry out consideration of criminal proceedings for treason.
And the other day the Court of Appeal granted the application of the Prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea against 11 former deputies and appointed Kyiv district courts to consider criminal cases on the Crimean deputies-traitors.
“Now a lot depends on the court, and when the consideration of cases begins. I hope that they will take all measures for making quick and lawful decision on these matters,” Eugene Komorovski, Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Prosecutor's office said.
According to him, the ARC Prosecutor's Office makes every effort to expose and bring to justice all those guilty in encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
“I support the prosecution and I am a Prosecutor in these criminal proceedings. And the Court of Appeal of Kyiv determined territorial jurisdiction in criminal cases on charges against a number of Crimean ex-deputies in the commission of a crime under Article 111. I do not know how these legal proceedings to be considered. Since there are several stages, and during the trial all the evidence that prove the commission of these crimes will be presented,” Prosecutor of the Prosecutor's Office of the ARC Eugene Komorovski told QHA.
Now the Prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea conducts a full and impartial investigation of all persons who have committed crimes, betraying their homeland during the Russian occupation of Crimea.
The amendments to the Law "On Prosecutor's Office" adopted by Verkhovna Rada made it possible to judge a person in absentia for especially serious crimes referred to in Article 110 (encroachment on the territorial integrity and security) and Article 11 of the Criminal Code (treason). This list includes: 327 judges, 299 prosecutors, 134 deputies of the Sevastopol City Council and the Supreme Council of Crimea, 11 self-proclaimed representatives of the Crimean authorities.