Poklonskaya threatens to initiate legal proceedings against Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs

Russian Crimea’s Chief Prosecutor, Natalia Poklonskaya, is threatening the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, because of his statement concerning the creation of a new National Guard unit, in Ukraine, which will help take back Crimea from Russia.

“Due to such statements, Avakov may be punished by the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. There are some proceedings against him in Ukraine which are pending and, as far as I know, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine has materials and has filed suit against Avakov. Now it seems that he wants to be charged by new articles” RIA Novosti cited Poklonskaya. According to her, the creation of the new armed unit is covered by the article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, “the organization of or participation in illegal units.”

On the TV channel 1+1, the Minister of  Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov stated that the MIA of Ukraine, together with the leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev and the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar Refat Chubarov, are preparing the new National Guard Unit of Ukraine to return Crimea.

“I’m convinced it will happen when we are strong and ready,” Avakov said.

  Russia, Ukraine, crimea