This military rank is similar to that of Major General. Previously, Poklonskaya served as a Senior Counsellor of Justice, which is equivalent to the rank of colonel.
She left Kiev for Crimea and in March 2014, she was appointed Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Poklonskaya was appointed to the position after it had been reportedly turned down by four male candidates.
Poklonskaya was appointed as the Prosecutor of Crimea in March 2014, after the peninsula had voted on a referendum to rejoin Russia.
Natalia Poklonskaya, who became one of the symbols of the so-called "Russian spring" in Crimea, celebrated her 35th birthday on March 18.