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- Apr 18, 2013
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Ex-Crimea Prosecutor Poklonskaya Slams Russia's Pro-War 'Z' Symbol - The Moscow Times
Natalia Poklonskaya has issued a harsh criticism of the pro-war Z symbol that has spread across Russia, the latest anti-war comments from the former Crimean prosecutor and onetime Russian lawmaker.
Natalia Poklonskaya has issued a harsh criticism of the pro-war Z symbol that has spread across Russia, the latest anti-war comments from the former Crimean prosecutor and onetime Russian lawmaker. The Latin letter — first seen displayed on Russian military vehicles entering Poklonskaya’s country of birth — has come to symbolize the public’s support for Russian troops. “This letter Z symbolizes tragedy and grief for both Russia and Ukraine,” Poklonskaya, who had staunchly supported Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, said in an interview with a popular YouTube channel Tuesday. The comments sparked widespread criticism, including from Poklonskaya’s immediate boss at Russia’s state agency for international outreach, Rossotrudnichestvo, where she is deputy director after serving a tumultuous term in Russia’s lower house of parliament.
Last week, she referred to Russia’s invasion of her native Ukraine as a “catastrophe.” “People are dying, houses and entire cities are destroyed [leaving] millions of refugees. Bodies and souls are mutilated. My heart is bursting with pain.” “My two native countries are killing each other, that’s not what I wanted and it’s not what I want,” she said in a video address to an international forum. Earlier in April, Poklonskaya said Ukrainian society has “changed” in the eight years since the war with pro-Russian separatists broke out in the east and that Ukrainians “would not greet Russia with flowers.” “Ukraine is not Russia,” she told a popular YouTube blogger.
Before the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014, Ms. Poklonskaya was a Ukrainian lawyer and state prosecutor in the peninsula. After the invasion, she switched her alligience to Moscow and was rewarded by being appointed Prosecutor General of Crimea. She sent many dozens of Ukraine patriots and Crimean Tatars to prison. She was eventually rewarded for this cruelty with a seat in Russia's State Duma. She is wanted in Ukraine for terrorism.
Crimea Prosecutor General Natalia Poklonskaya