"Mikhail Porechenkov arrived to Donetsk as part of the armed gang, personally took part in the shooting at the units of the Ukrainian armed forces with automatic weapons. The video was shown on all TV channels, demonstrating this Russian citizen committing a crime in the territory of Ukraine. According to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the offense is punishable by imprisonment for a term of 7 to 12 years," Avakov wrote.
He also noted that today the investigators will refer to the court.
"I am convinced that Porechenkov be declared wanted and a warrant for his arrest will be issued. The involvement of the Interpol is inevitable. The investigators believe that with such obvious evidence of a crime and the court's decision, the Interpol will actively support the search, and Porechenkov will not be able to travel outside Russia without being arrested and extradited to Ukraine," Avakov added.
Previously, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced the criminal case.
"Tomorrow we will initiate legal proceedings in regard to Porechenkov. I believe this guy will be banned from entering the country. Then there will be court and placement on the wanted list. We'll see how he will travel to Europe then," the Minister said.
Porechenkov frequently stars in Russian TV series about security forces. A number of Ukrainian TV channels continue to show these series in Ukraine.