Ministry of Justice: Yanukovych knew about plans to annex the Crimea ahead of time
Russia began to actively prepare for the occupation of the Crimea in 2013 and former President, Victor Yanukovych, knew about it, as was stated at a briefing by the Minister of Justice, Pavlo Petrenko, LIGA.net reports.
“We clearly identified and provided documents in the form of written evidence to the European Court for Human Rights which indicate that an active preparation phase for the occupation of the Crimea began in 2013. We also understand that such plans were prepared earlier. We managed to obtain evidence that in 2013 the Russian Federation had already started active intervention in the Crimea,” he said.
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