The ARC prosecutor's office declared suspicion to the "military commissar" who called Crimeans to ranks of the Russian army
Ukrainian law enforcement officers reported the suspicion of the "military commissar" of the Simferopol district and the city of Alushta in the occupied Crimea. The man is suspected of violating the laws and customs of war.
This was reported by the press service of the ARC Prosecutor's Office.
As noted, the suspect is a citizen of Russia, who in 2018 received the post of "military commissar". In this position, he conducted illegally forced conscription campaigns of Crimeans into the ranks of the Russian army. He now faces up to 12 years in prison.
"The suspect, implementing illegal" decrees "of the top leadership of the occupying state, directly developed a plan and organized 5 conscription companies of Crimean people in the relevant areas. These actions are a violation of the prohibition provided by the Geneva Convention", - informed in the statement.
The prosecutor's office also noted that the occupiers are prosecuting Crimean people who refuse to serve in the Russian army.
"Over the past few years, the number of such persons has increased significantly. These actions grossly violate international humanitarian law and are a war crime under the Rome Statute", - the police was added.
What is known
- The Security Service of Ukraine has opened more than 22.7 thousand criminal proceedings for crimes against the national security and defence of Ukraine, encroachment on its territorial integrity and inviolability, as well as terrorism during the occupation of Crimea and in the area of anti-terrorist operation / environmental protection.
- The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported the suspicion to the "investigator" due to an illegal search of the house of Chiygoz's wife.