The so-called Chairman of the State Council of the Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov tries to intimidate and dissuade Crimeans from trips to the mainland of Ukraine with stories about the detention of officials who actively participated in the annexation of the Crimea, according to the politician’s Facebook page.
Konstantinov, recalling the detention of the ship "Nord" in the Sea of Azov and the "member" of the Yevpatoria City Council, urged residents of the occupied Crimea to refrain from traveling to the mainland Ukraine.
“On these two examples it's easy to imagine what to expect there, because almost all Crimeans participated in the all-Crimean referendum [illegal "voting", unrecognized all over the world - Ed.]. For the present Kyiv, we are all criminals. Crimeans should be more vigilant, do not expose themselves once again to the danger of being detained by the Ukrainian authorities," he wrote.
Though, he does not tell that Ukraine is considering the need for introducing transitional justice that would allow to avoid such intimidation of ordinary Crimean residents who did not take part in annexation by the occupiers.
Earlier, in 2015 Konstantinov himself received a summons to the prosecutor's office of Ukraine.
QHA reporthed that in occupied Yalta a beaten man was denied treatment in the hosital for his Ukrainian passport.