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MOSCOW, April 10, /ITAR-TASS/. The prosecutor’s offices of the Republic of Crimea and the federal Russian city of Sevastopol on Thursday launched their websites. Russian Prosecutor General’s Office spokeswoman Marina Gridneva told Itar-Tass that the sites are available at http://www.rkproc.ru and http://www.sevproc.ru.
“The resources post information on the heads, structure, powers and legal bases of the activities of prosecutorial bodies of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol,” Gridneva said.
“There, readers may familiarize themselves with a news feed on the work of prosecutors to defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, the interests of society and state, current laws and court practice. Besides, the portals offer the possibility to receive a free legal consultation,” she said.
The websites also feature regulatory acts, the history of the supervision agencies of Crimea and Sevastopol, methodological materials and an extensive catalogue of useful links to other internet resources.
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office spokeswoman, “in the future, citizens will be able to submit online statements to prosecutor’s offices”. She also said the website structure will be streamlined to simplify search for information.
On April 7, the website of the Russian Investigative Committee’s department in Sevastopol was launched. The department started its operations on March 26. The Sevastopol city department of the Investigative Committee currently has some 30 employees assigned from various Russian regions.
Jointly with Sevastopol prosecutor’s office colleagues, they are now studying criminal cases that were investigated by Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies. Some of them will be addressed by Russian Investigative Committee investigators, whereas some will be handed to police bodies for investigation.
The Investigative Committee’s department in Sevastopol has its website http://sevastopol.sledcom.ru.
The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, a city with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are Russians, signed reunification deals with Russia on March 18 after a referendum two days earlier in which an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.
Crimea’s accession to Russia came after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014 that occurred after months of anti-government protests, which often turned violent.