Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said this in an interview with Krym.Realii.
In her opinion, the issue of bringing to justice for collaboration in Crimea should be provided for by separate legislation. After all, some of the Crimean residents remained in socially important jobs, some left and returned because they had a business, and some joined the ranks of collaborators and traitors. The situations can be different.
“Meanwhile, Russian propaganda does not miss an opportunity to intimidate Crimeans by saying that they will all fall under the article “collaboration”. This is not true. Not everyone who remains in the temporarily occupied Crimea is a collaborator. It is necessary to discuss amnesty, lustration and criminal prosecution in a comprehensive manner,” the Vice Prime Minister said.
She noted that in wartime, this issue is very acute and sensitive at the same time.
“Therefore, those people who used their positions and opportunities to restrict the rights of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied Crimea, who collaborated with the enemy, contributed to the occupation and colonization of the peninsula, will be brought to justice,” Iryna Vereshchuk summarized.
Earlier, during a news marathon on Inter TV channel, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said that if they do not flee, the Crimean colonizers will be held accountable under Ukrainian law.