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A case was opened in Ukraine for the seizure of Red Cross property in Crimea

The Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol have initiated criminal proceedings for the illegal seizure of Red Cross of Ukraine property on the peninsula.

According to Ukrinform, Dmytro Lubinets, the human rights commissioner of the Ukrainian parliament, said this in his Telegram.

“At my request, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol initiated criminal proceedings for embezzlement by representatives of the occupying state – the Russian Federation – of the property of the Red Cross of Ukraine, which remained on the peninsula (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)”, – said Lubinets.

According to the company’s preliminary information, it owned 10 premises on the territory of Crimea, with a total area of ​​641 square meters, as well as 6 cars and office equipment for staff work. Following the seizure, the said property was appropriated and illegally used by the Russian Red Cross.

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As reported by Ukrinform, Lubinets previously said that the Russian Red Cross stole property from the Ukrainian representative office, including 10 properties in occupied Crimea, cars and office equipment.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org