Main military Prosecutor’s office will check the legality of an agreement to extend for 25 years the black sea fleet of Russia in Crimea.
This was reported by press Secretary of the Prosecutor General Larisa Sargan.
«The Pechersky district court of Kyiv on December 27 a regulation allowing the Chief military Prosecutor’s office to withdraw the Ministry of foreign Affairs the original of the agreement to extend for 25 years the black sea fleet of Russia in Crimea for examination», — she wrote in her Facebook.
Gar quotes the court’s decision: «investigators Have reasonable grounds to believe the documents contain information that can confirm the facts of infringement of procedures of preparation, adoption, signing and ratification of the Agreement for Ukraine stipulated by the legislation of Ukraine, and also to establish a circle of persons, whose actions led to an agreement that contradicts the Constitution of Ukraine».
She recalled that the investigation Department of the Main military Prosecutor’s office carried out pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings on grounds of crimes under part 1 of article 111 (high treason) and part 2 St. 364 (abuse of power or official position) the Criminal code.
In the production explores the grounds and circumstances of the signing of the 21 April 2010 agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on stay of the black sea fleet on the territory of Crimea (known as the «Kharkiv agreements»).
In addition, the Prosecutor’s office on 19 December 2016 appointed a handwriting examination.
In the case of non-admission of investigators they can initiate a search in the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
Recall, 21 April 2010 in Kharkiv, the then President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a number of agreements. According to them, the period of stay of the black sea fleet based in Crimea, which ended in 2017, was extended for another 25 years — until 2042. In exchange, Ukraine received including a discount for natural gas in the amount of up to $ 100 per thousand cubic meters.
On 1 April 2014 Gazprom stated that, allegedly due to the ongoing defaults, the price of Russian gas for Ukraine in the second quarter will grow by more than $ 100 per thousand cubic meters.
After the occupation of Ukrainian Crimea in March 2014, 31 March the Russian state Duma unanimously passed the bill on denunciation of Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the black sea fleet, thereby supporting the proposal of the President of the Russian Federation. And 2 April, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Federal law on the termination of the Kharkiv agreements.
The main military Prosecutor’s office will check the legality of the «Kharkiv agreements» 04.01.2017