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GPO prepares materials on annexation of Crimea for sending to Hague Tribunal

General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (GPO) is ready to hand over the materials on the annexation of Crimea by Russia to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine prepared the materials on the Russian annexation of Crimea to send them to the International Criminal Court in The Hague (Netherlands). It was announced by Ukrayinski Novyny with reference to Vitaliy Kasko, Deputy Prosecutor General responsible for international legal cooperation, Joinfo.ua reports.

"According to the decision of the Verkhovna Rada, they (materials) should be handed over to the government. They are already composed, we are now consulting with foreign experts…" he said.

During the current week (April 27-30) General Prosecutor's Office intends to hand over the documents to the Cabinet of Ministers.

After that Ukraine will have to make a declaration accepting the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and send the documents on the annexation of Crimea.

After receiving documents, the prosecutor of the Hague Tribunal will begin the inspection and make a decision regarding opening of the case.

According to the news agency, on March 11, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed the Ministry of Justice to hand over the interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin from the trailer to the movie "Crimea. Way Home," telling about the Russian annexation of Crimea, to the Hague Tribunal.

The Ministry of Justice sent the movie for examination indicating violations of international law in the statements of Putin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Thereafter, the materials were handed over to the Prosecutor General for the formation of claims documents.