The military Prosecutor's office of Ukraine suspects the former commander of one of military units of the Ukrainian Air forces with high treason, desertion and disobedience, said Tuesday on the Internet office of the Prosecutor General.
"The military Prosecutor's office of Vinnytsia garrison of the Central region of Ukraine established by the legislative act of the procedure is reported about suspicion to the former commander of one of military units of the Air forces of Ukraine, which was stationed in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and carried out the reception and maintenance of aircraft, tactical aircraft, of committing crimes under part 1 of article 111 (high treason), part 1 of article 408 (desertion) and part 2 of article 402 (disobedience) of the criminal code of Ukraine ", - is informed in the report.
according to information from the Military Prosecutor's office, the commander contributed to the transition of staff of military unit in the ranks of the Military power of the Russian Federation, and in the future has not fulfilled the orders to redeploy personnel entrusted parts, Military equipment and property on the mainland of Ukraine ".
Crimea again became a Russian region after the March 16, 2014 referendum in which a Large number of residents at that time still Ukrainian autonomy, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup in Ukraine, voted for joining the Russian Federation.
The decree on the relocation of the Ukrainian military forces in Crimea, appointed by the Verkhovna Rada Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov signed on 24 March. Before the security Council and defense of Ukraine instructed the Ministry of defense to transfer soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces from Crimea to other regions.
Russia has given Ukrainian soldiers who served in the Crimea, the right to request to continue his service in the Russian army, to leave the service and to stay in Crimea, or to continue service in the armed forces of Ukraine - in this case, they assisted in the move.
in the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers Crimea its, but at the time occupied territory.
The Crimean region, which was part of the RSFSR, was in February 1954 transferred to the Ukrainian SSR, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.