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Russian law enforcement authorities to bring Ukrainian nationalists to account

March 21, 2014, 17:21 UTC+3 MOSCOW

A criminal case was opened against Ukrainian nationalist Dmytro Korchynsky for his calls for a war against Crimea

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MOSCOW, March 21. /ITAR-TASS/. A criminal case was opened against Ukrainian nationalist Dmytro Korchynsky for his calls for a war against Crimea, the Russian Investigative Committee's (IC) spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.

"The main investigation department of the IC of Russia has opened a criminal case against leader of one of Ukraine's nationalist organizations Dmytro Korchynsky under Russian Criminal Code articles on charges of public calls with the use of mass media for unleashing an aggressive war and terrorist activities," Markin said.

There are court rulings already to arrest Korchynsky and other Ukrainian citizens, UNA-UNSO nationalist organization members, in connection with a criminal case of formation of a gang to attack Russians in Chechnya. The IC department in the North Caucasian Federal District is investigating the case.

Calls for war and mass killing of civilians are legally punishable under the international law and the Russian legislation. So, Russian law enforcement authorities will take every step to detain Korchynsky and bring him to justice, Markin noted.

Korchynsky, Yarosh and others like them must not doubt that grave crimes committed in Russia and calls for such crimes will not be left unpunished. Russian law enforcement authorities are able to protect Russian citizens and put presumptuous Bandera followers into their place. As is known from history, Bandera supporters were capable to kill only peaceful defenseless civilians, and present Bandera followers do not differ from those, he said. The place waiting for them is a jail after a trial.

Russia has the power and means to bring them to account under the Russian legislation and within the international law, Markin added.

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