Lutsenko: Russian Prosecutor General inadvertently disclosed the names of more Ukrainian prosecutors who deserted to Russia

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported that he has received a letter from the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation. According to Lutsenko, in this letter, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office expressed their indignation over the criminal proceedings against a number of former Ukrainian prosecutors who accepted the Russian citizenships at the time of the Russian annexation of the Crimea.  The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine had filed charges of treason against the former prosecutors of the Crimea, who did not want to return to Ukraine. In Ukraine these prosecutors are facing charges of political treason.

Lutsenko said that the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office was referring to the decree reportedly signed by the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, at the time when he already fled Ukraine and was staying in the city of Rostov-on-Don in Russia. The decree approved the renunciation of the Ukrainian citizenship for 590 prosecutors who decided to accept the Russian citizenship and remain in the Crimea. The Russian officials, in their letter, said that the criminal proceedings in Ukraine are not valid since according to the Yanukovych ‘s decree these prosecutors were not Ukrainian citizens.

Lutsenko stated that Yanukovych did not stamp the signed decree, and therefore the document is invalid.

"Well, I have to disappoint the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, as a real Decree of the President of Ukraine must have a state seal in addition to the signature. Fortunately, Yanukovych forgot to steal it," Lutsenko wrote.

"Through the official letter of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, Ukrainian investigators received unconditional proof of the guilt of 229 former Ukrainian prosecutors. We now have all the facts about an additional 291 traitors. Taking this into consideration, I officially thanked Kaminin, the Chief of the Prosecutor General's Management of the Russian Federation," the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s message says.

  Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Yanukovych