Yesterday pro-Russian terrorists posted a video from Donetsk, Ukraine. In this video Russian movie actor Mikhail Porechenkov is shooting at the positions of Ukrainian Army at Donetsk Airport. He is shooting just for fun using heavy machine gun “Utyos”. At the same time he had a helmet with “PRESS” sign on it and giving an interview to Russian TV channel. Ukrainian Police and Security Service already started criminal case against Russian actor and are going to put him on Interpol wanted list. Porechenkov can be imprisoned for 15 years according to Ukrainian Criminal Code. He became famous in Russia after playing a role of secret agent of Russian National Security Agency in a soap opera and after war movies based on Russia – Chechnya war.
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has commented such behavior as disgraceful and dangerous abuse of “PRESS” insignia.
— Dunja Mijatovic (@OSCE_RFoM) October 31, 2014
The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that the criminal case has been started against Russian actor Mikhail Porechenkov according to Article 260, part 4 of Ukrainian Criminal Code.
Mikhail Porechenkov came to Donetsk together with armed terrorist group and personally took part in shooting at Ukrainian Army units using machine gun. According to Criminal Code of Ukraine people get imprisoned for 7-12 years for such crimes.
The Minister A.Avakov said that today the investigators will talk to the court judge and Porechenkov will be put on wanted list and arrested. He said that they will use Interpol if needed. The investigators are sure that Interpol will support this and Porechenkov will not be able to travel around the world outside Russian Federation and that he will be delivered to Ukraine.
The Security Service of Ukraine also started criminal case against Russian Federation citizen Mikhail Porechenkov according to Article 283-3 of Criminal Code of Ukraine for participating in terrorist activities together with DPR (Donetsk People Republic) which is recognized as terrorist organization in Ukraine. This was posted at SSU website here.
Article 258-3. Creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization
1. Creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization, the leadership of a group or organization or participation in, as well as organizational or other support to the creation or activity of a terrorist group or terrorist organization, – shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of eight to fifteen years.
2. A person other than an organizer and leader of a terrorist group or terrorist organization, who voluntarily reported to law enforcement bodies about corresponding terrorist activities, contributed to its termination or disclosure of crimes committed in connection with the establishment or actions of such group or organization, shall be exempted from criminal liability for an act referred to in part one of this Article if his/her actions do not constitute another crime.
(This Code is supplemented by Article 258-3 by Law No 170-V (170-16) of 21.09.2006, as amended by Law No 2258-VI (2258-17) of 18.05.2010)