They contributed to the occupation of Crimea: the SBI reported suspicion to 2 servicemen and 4 chiefs of punitive bodies on the peninsula

20/09/2022

The SBI conducts consistent and effective work to bring to justice former law enforcement and military officers who in 2014 betrayed their oath to the Ukrainian people, defected to the enemy and helped russia to occupy Crimea.

Based on the materials of the State Bureau of Investigation, former law enforcers, who in 2014 defected to the enemy during the occupation of Crimea, were notified of suspicion in absentia.

In February-April 2014, four of the defendants accepted the offer from the occupiers and headed the "department of the ministry of internal affairs of russia in the city of Simferopol", " department of the ministry of internal affairs of russia in the city of Yalta", "ministry of internal affairs of russia in Dzhankoy", "department of the ministry of internal affairs of russia in the city of Kerch". 

The SBI also reported suspicion in absentia to two former servicemen who in March 2014 did not comply with the order to relocate to Zaporizhzhia and remained on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea.

They filed written reports to the occupation command, took the military oath of allegiance to the aggressor state and began to serve in the russian structure called "State Aviation Research and Test Center of the 929th Glits of the russian armed forces".

The former law enforcers were reported suspicion of treason, the former servicemen - of treason and desertion (Part 1 of Art. 111, Part 1 of Art. 408 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the articles provides punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 15 years with confiscation of property.

Crimes against the foundations of national security have no statute of limitations and traitors will be brought to justice.