Donetsk, Oct 6 — DAN. Some 700 crime and corruption cases have been sent to courts by the Investigative Committee (SK) departments in the new regions since the beginning of this year, the SK press service reported on Friday. 

“SK chairman Alexander Bastrykin received the reports at the SK session in Lugansk on investigators’ work in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, ” the press service reported. “‘Some 700 cases have been brought to courts this year including crime and corruption cases.’

Bastrykin urged to continue the efforts in prosecuting officials from Ukraine’s military and political leadership and step up the work on estimating the damage caused by Ukrainian aggression and identifying the bodies of civilians and servicemen killed in the conflict.

The SK set up its department in Donetsk in August 2022. After the accession of the new regions to Russia, Bastrykin ordered, on October 10, 2022 to establish SK branches in these territories.*jk