Censor.NET informs citing the Prosecutor General's Office press service.
According to the message, the official notice of suspicion was delivered to Vitko in Sevastopol, Crimea, by international courier service DIMEX on April 18, 2016.
The commander of the Russian Navy is suspected of conducting criminal activities aimed and changing borders of Ukraine; inciting to conduct the high treason; organizing activities aimed at damaging objects of high defensive significance; planning, preparing and taking part in waging aggressive war against Ukraine between Feb. 20, 2014 and March 21, 2014 (various articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The investigation of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine has gathered enough evidence of the following: Russian Navy commander Vitko with his troops had committed military occupation and subsequent annexation of the Crimean peninsula, which was a grave violation of a number of major legal acts, including Agreement between Ukraine and Russia on the Russian Black Fleet in Ukraine dated May 28, 1997.
The activities conducted under Vitko's command caused violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity and damages of 1,080,352 million UAH ($43,214 million).
Under the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine, after being served a notice of suspicion and summoning for interrogation on April 25, 2016, the Main Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine will put Vitko on wanted list and request a court to place him under arrest.