Ukraine prosecutors say 75 ex-MPs of Crimean Supreme Council put on wanted list
The Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea says that 75 former parliamentarians of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea (the Supreme Council of Crimea) have been put on the wanted list as of December 2017, according to RFE/RL's Krym-Realii media project reports.
The prosecutor's office specified the names of 56 former deputies, in relation to whom the indictments were forwarded to court, RFE/RL's Krym-Realii wrote.
Read alsoRussian presidential elections scheduled for anniversary of Crimea annexationAt the same time, the prosecutor's office has not revealed the names of 19 Crimean ex-deputies "due to the ongoing pre-trial investigation against them."
UNIAN memo. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in March 2014 after its troops had occupied the peninsula. An illegal referendum was held for Crimeans to decide on accession to Russia. De-facto Crimean authorities reported that allegedly 96.77% of the Crimean population had voted for joining Russia.
On March 18, 2014, the so-called agreement on the accession of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to Russia was signed in the Kremlin.
The West did not recognize the annexation in response to which sanctions against Russia were introduced.
Ukraine's parliament voted to designate February 20, 2014, as the official date when the temporary occupation of Crimea began.