Prosecutor General of Ukraine opened criminal case against Russian Minister of Defense Shoigu


Prosecutor General of Ukraine opened a criminal case against the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and 17 other Russian officials and law enforcers.

This was reported by “112 Ukraine” with reference to Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

“All suspects were declared in the state search list, and an application to the court for their detention is being prepared,” Lutsenko said.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine suspects representatives of Russian authorities of committing crimes against the national security of Ukraine.

Together with Shoigu, the Ukrainian list of suspects contains adviser to the Russian President Sergei Glazyev, former presidential envoy to the Crimean Federal District Oleg Belaventsev, two deputies of Shoigu, and ten generals of the high command of the Armed Forces of Russia.

According to Lutsenko, summons were sent to suspects’ work places, and were received in the presidential administration and in the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

It is also known that the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine is now working on a notice of suspicion for Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the head of government Dmitry Medvedev.

So far, there is no official comments of the Ministry of Defence of Russia, or the Kremlin.