On May 21, 2021, the so-called “Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea” sentenced Ukrainian citizen Ivan Yatskin to 11 years in a maximum security prison and 1 year in prison after his release on a fabricated criminal case for “allegedly collecting and transmitting information to Ukraine that is a state secret of Russia”.
On October 16, 2019, Ivan Yatskin, a resident of the village of Molodizhne, Simferopol region in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, was detained by the FSB. However, this became known only four months later.
On the day of his detention, the so-called “Kyiv District Court of Simferopol” arrested Yatskin, after which he was illegally transferred to the territory of the Russian Federation and held in Moscow’s Lefortovo Pretrial Detention Center
Ivan Yatskin sentenced to 11 years on ‘state treason’ charges for opposing Russia’s occupation of Crimea.
The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea condemns the actions of the occupying authorities on illegally persecution citizens disloyal to the occupying administrations of the Russian Federation. The Mission records cases of such persecution and informs Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and international institutions to protect and assist victims of politically motivated persecution, bring the perpetrators to justice, and increase legal and political-diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation.