Polish MEP’s trip to Crimea probed
PR dla Zagranicy
Kiev authorities claim Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke illegally crossed the Ukrainian border during a visit to Crimea.
Ukrainian prosecutors have launched a probe into a December trip by the maverick Polish politician to the Crimea region, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
The IAR news agency reported that Korwin-Mikke travelled to Crimea from Russia and did not pass through Ukrainian border controls.
Ukrainian media have described Korwin-Mikke as a sympathiser of Russian President Vladimir Putin and as a politician with anti-Ukrainian views.
Korwin-Mikke is a flamboyant, outspoken, Eurosceptic politician and the leader of a fringe Polish party called the Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic - Liberty and Hope. (pk)