Russian court issues an arrest warrant for the Ukrainian prosecutor on Yanukovych’s case

The prosecutor of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, Ruslan Kravchenko, who is conducting the high treason case against former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych , was arrested in absentia in the Russian Federation for allegedly "unlawfully bringing to justice" an admiral from the Russian Federation, Russian media reported.

Reports say that according to Russia, "Russian citizen Admiral Alexander Vitko was deliberately, unlawfully brought to justice for political reasons in Ukraine in 2014." Kravchenko oversaw the procedural activities in this case. The second person arrested in absentia is Vadym Pryimachok who led the investigation.

"At the request of the investigator, Basmanny District Court chose in absentia a punitive measure against Kravchenko and Pryimachok in the form of detention," the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said.

Vitko, the commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is accused of encroachment on the integrity of Ukraine in connection with the annexation of the Crimea.

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