Russian investigators open probe into Ukrainian Military Prosecutor's Office officials
MOSCOW, May 8 (RAPSI) – A criminal case has been opened against a top official of the Ukrainian Chief Military Prosecutor's Office Vadim Priymachok and his colleagues over prosecution of Russian judges, Russia’s Investigative Committee’s press service reports Tuesday.
According to investigators, Ukraine’s law enforcement authorities instituted criminal proceedings in which an agreement on reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia was identified as willful acts aimed at the country’s territorial changes.
As part of this investigation, Priymachok and other officers of the Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine ignored provisions of Russian legislation and international law, and illegally prosecuted 19 judges of the Russian Constitutional Court because they approved a decree declaring the agreement between Russia and Crimea constitutional, the statement reads.
According to Russian investigators, judges made their decisions in accordance with regulations of Russian and international laws.
The Ukrainian defendants are suspected of prosecution of persons known to be innocent, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee.