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Criminal proceeding upon waging by the RF officials of hybrid war against Ukraine is initiated by the SBU materials reference

The AR of Crimea Prosecutor’s Office initiated criminal proceeding upon waging of hybrid war against Ukraine by the RF officials and the AR of Crimea state bodies and bodies of local government public persons.

The criminal proceeding is entered to Unified register of pretrial investigations under p.1 Article 437 of the Criminal code of Ukraine, in particular – planning, preparation and waging of an aggressive war or military conflict and also participation in collusion, oriented to commission of such actions.

Initiated criminal proceeding is unprecedented, because the information component of Russia hybrid war against Ukraine will receive legal evaluation for the first time ever. Importance of this process is defined by the reason that aggression of Russia brought deprivation and enforced to leave residences thousands of Ukrainian citizens, this applies especially Crimean Tatars, which for the second time for 60 years indeed go through genocide from totalitarian regime. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimated number of internally displaced persons at 10,000, most of them – are Crimean Tatars and third of them are children.

The SBU step by step collected information concerning particular criminal actions of Russian special services in information space of Ukraine, especially in the Crimea, the day before, during and after illegal capturing of the Autonomous Republic. It is a work of the special service, which let to make a case and initiate this high profile criminal case for Ukrainian and international community.

During pretrial investigation special priority will be given to facts of preparation to annexation of the Crimea and false formation among peninsula population, including via Mass Media and Internet-resources, hatred of Ukraine peoples.

The other actions, oriented to obstacles clearing for invasion of the RF armed forces on the territory of our state and creating conditions, including public opinion manipulation via the Mass Media and Internet, for illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, will also receive reasonable legal evaluation.                  

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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