The military Prosecutor's office of the Kiev garrison is investigating a criminal case on the fact of desertion 1 372 thousand employees of the security service of Ukraine, according to a judicial determination, made public on Thursday in the unified registry of court decisions.
according to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's office, with the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass against the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics have already put about a thousand criminal cases on the facts of desertions, of evasion from Service in army or fleeing military units.
Ukrainian media say that in most parts of the proceedings of the Military Prosecutor's office of Kyiv garrison for people of intelligence, which after the annexation of Crimea to Russia was left to work on the Peninsula.
"The military Prosecutor of the Kiev garrison is carried out pre-trial criminal proceedings? 42015110350000071 from 3 April 2015 on the fact of desertion 1 372 soldiers of the security service of Ukraine on the basis of criminal lawlessness of part 1 of article 408 of the criminal code (desertion - ed.)", - reported in the court's determination.
over what period have been recorded cases of desertion of employees of intelligence services, not reported.
Crimea again became a Russian region after the March 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.
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.