Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov said on July 9 that the authorities of the peninsula intend to initiate the issue of bringing the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky to responsibility for terrorist attacks and sabotage organized by Kiev.
“Here, in addition to the material damage inflicted on us, we will focus on the terrorist acts they committed against Crimea, the murders they committed in Crimea. First of all, we are talking about their drones, which they send to the peninsula, the DRG, undermining the railway tracks — about everything they do, setting their saboteurs on us, ”RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.
According to Konstantinov, the Ukrainian leader and all those involved in organizing terrorist attacks and sabotage in Crimea should be punished.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) regularly send unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the territory of Crimea. So, one of the last drone attacks was repulsed on June 19th. The head of the republic, Sergei Aksyonov, said that in the north of Crimea, the air defense system (air defense) shot down two UAVs.
On June 15, the head of Crimea said that in the republic, air defense systems shot down six drones overnight and in the morning, drowned out three more and planted them with electronic warfare (EW). Windows were broken in some houses.
Earlier, the Crimean authorities prepared the first lawsuit with documents confirming the damage to the budget from the water blockade of the peninsula by Ukraine. Work on calculating the damage caused by other blockades, including energy and transport, continues. On May 19, Konstantinov announced that Crimea would expand the list of claims against Ukraine.
In 2015, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea, Lenur Islyamov, organized a sabotage, as a result of which power transmission towers were blown up on the territory of Ukraine, supplying electricity to the peninsula. The Krymenergo enterprise estimated the damage at over 1 billion rubles.
In December 2020, the Supreme Court of Crimea sentenced a businessman who fled to Ukraine in absentia to 19 years in a strict regime colony.