The so-called “Prosecutor” of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya has contradictory stated that she did not violate her oath to Ukraine, because she considers it part of Russia.
In an interview to the Russian “Novaya Gazeta” Poklonskaya said that, in her opinion, Crimea, Russia and Ukraine were a single whole. “As for me in Russia, Ukraine and Crimea people have one mentality, traditions, faith, we are Slavs and brothers. In general everything was always “a-la-Russia” in Crimea. In a certain sense I can call Ukraine “our” too,” said Poklonskaya.
Asked whether she had violated the oath of allegiance to Ukraine by going to the side of the occupier, Poklonskaya said that she had oathed to defend Ukraine, but not the “Banderist” one. “Yes, I oathed, but not to the “Banderist” Ukraine. I undertook to protect the true Ukraine and to defend its law,” she said.