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Ukrainian PGO notifies Russian presidential advisor, Defense Minister on suspicion of committing crimes against Ukraine

Ukrainian PGO notifies Russian presidential advisor, Defense Minister on suspicion of committing crimes against UkraineProsecutor General’s Office of Ukraine on August 8, 2016 said it had notified 18 top Russian officials on suspicion of committing crimes against the national security of Ukraine. The include top officials and officers in the Russian Armed Forces, including Russian presidential advisor Sergei Glazyev and the Russian Defense Ministry chief Sergei Shoigu.

"Based on evidence collected the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine on August 8 notified the individuals that they are suspected of committing serious crimes against the national security of Ukraine, endangering public safety, peace and breaking international laws … Top elected officials and officers belonging to the Russian Federation Armed Forces are on the list, which includes a Russian presidential advisor, the former authorized representative of the Russian president in the so-called Crimean Federal District, the Russian Defense Minister and his two deputies, along with ten generals from the high command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation," Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said at press conference in Kyiv on Monday.

Lutsenko said Ukraine's PGO informed Sergei Glazyev, former presidential envoy to the Crimean Federal District Oleg Belaventsev (March 21, 2014 – July 28, 2016), Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, his first Deputy - chief of the Armed Forces staff Valeriy Gerasimov and deputies Dmitry Bulgakov and Nikolai Pankov that they are suspected of violating international law.

Notifications were also handed to the Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko and officers who held senior positions in the Russian Black Sea Fleet in 2014.
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