The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has started work on identifying the former employees of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in the Crimea, who committed treason, the first Deputy Prosecutor of the ARC Mykola Ivanets informed.

According to him, full identification data on more than 9 thousand people have been established. Ivanets noted that the investigation department of the Prosecutor's Office is conducting pre-trial investigation of 123 criminal proceedings. The collection of evidence is carried out mainly by investigators of the Prosecutor's Office.

"During the pre-trial investigation, the stuff of 18 law enforcement agencies which operated in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and in Sevastopol before the occupation of the peninsula was established, which is about 18,600 people," he said.

According to Ivanets, law enforcers have registers with information on more than 4 thousand people from among law enforcers. The official stated the need to improve cooperation with the Security Service of Ukraine in terms of identifying those who committed treason as well as with the State Border Service of Ukraine on the issue of crossing the state border and the administrative border with the Crimea.

Earlier, on July 11, employees of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in the premises where the former Chairman of the Court of Appeal of the ARC, Valery Chornobuk, dwells.