UKRAINE: There are pro-Russian traitors in Ukraine: 15 years in prison
There are pro-Russian traitors in Ukraine: they are punishable by 15 years in prison
By Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers
HRWF (29.04.2022) – For two months the Ukrainian population has surprised the world by its resistance to the Russian invasion, the intense awareness of its national identity beyond its linguistic and religious diversity, its consolidated unity and its collective resilience. Before 24 February, there were in Ukraine pro-Russian political activists and naïve Soviet-minded people nostalgic of a late chimeric Soviet period. With the brutal aggression and invasion of Ukraine by President Vladimir Putin, most of them have realized how they were lucky to live in a democratic country instead of a dictatorial Russia and have opted for the defense of their lands and their identity. However, a number of them have decided not to make that psychological, spiritual and political conversion and actively support the aggressors of Ukraine.
A warehouse with spare parts for tanks worth one and a half million dollars was found in Kharkiv: the parts were supposed to go to the occupiers
In Kharkiv, the SBU exposed a hidden warehouse of tank spare parts intended for the occupiers. There were 19 tank engines in the underground storage, as well as other components for armored vehicles.
This is reported to the SBU.
The total value of the identified property is about one and a half million dollars. It is sufficient to repair half of the tank battalion.
The SBU established that the hiding place was equipped by a 61-year-old Kharkiv citizen. He conspired with employees of local enterprises of the military-industrial complex and organized the hijacking and accumulation of 5TDFA tank engines.
According to the SBU, these power units were planned to be transferred to the Russian occupation troops in case of their entry into Kharkiv. Russian T-64 tanks are still equipped with engines of this modification. Source: Dumskaya, (28.04.2022)
A rally in support of the occupiers: a deputy of the Kherson City Council is suspected of collaboration
A deputy of the Kherson City Council from the “Saldo Block” party is suspected of collaboration.
According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, the man organized a rally in support of the occupiers, created an illegal public organization that justified the crimes of the enemy.
According to some investigation, the member of the City Council of Kherson, a city currently occupied by the Russians, recorded a video message for the Internet edition of the Russian Federation. He called on the locals to lay down their arms and stop resisting. He also became the organizer of and a participant in a pro-Russian rally which was broadcast in the Russian media and social networks.
The suspect announced the creation of an illegal group called the Committee for the Salvation of Kherson Region “For Peace and Order”. During the meeting of this committee, the participants supported the actions of the occupation administration of the aggressor state.
The member of the Kherson City Council is suspected of collaboration with the aggressor country. He faces up to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment with or without confiscation of property.
Noteworthy is that on April 26, the occupation authorities of Kherson appointed “chairman of the regional administration” and “chairman of the city administration”. These fake positions were accepted by collaborators Vladimir Saldo and Alexander Kobets. Source: Dumskaya, 28.04.2022)
A pro-Russian Ukrainian defector in 2014 now a Russian POW in Ukraine sentenced to 14 years for high treason
A former serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who in 2014 refused to comply with the order of redeployment from Crimea to Ukraine, and on February 25 returned to Ukraine with the army of occupiers, was sentenced to treason for 14 years.
According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, the former Ukrainian serviceman changed his oath in 2014, refusing to comply with the order to redeploy the military unit from the peninsula and entered service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Eight years later, on February 25, 2022, he returned to the territory of Ukraine as part of the occupation troops, which entered the city of Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson region.
In particular, he and two other former Ukrainian military were captured as part of the artillery division of the 126th Separate Guards Brigade of the Coastal Defense of the Russian Federation.
The defendant was found guilty of treason and desertion (Article 408, Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The court sentenced him to 14 years in prison.
In the trial against the second former serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the parties proceeded to a debate. Trial of the third has not yet been scheduled. (Source; Dumskaya, 27.02.2022)
Theroboronovets, head of the territorial community, user of Odnoklassniki, – the SBU neutralized enemy agents
The Security Service of Ukraine neutralized agents of the Russian Federation who collected intelligence about the defense lines of Ukrainian troops and the deployment of aircraft of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to the press center of the special service, among the detainees are the chairman of the territorial community, an official of the defense facility and agents, who were also recruited through social networks.
In Zhytomyr region, an official of the defense facility was exposed. According to the investigation, he collected classified information about Ukrainian combat aircraft and the infrastructure of the Air Force. He passed the collected data to the invaders through his brother and former classmate who cooperated with the Russian special services on the territory of Russia.
Another suspect of high treason was detained in the Dnipropetrovsk region. The SBU claims that Russian curators instructed him to join the ranks of the Dnieper defense. There he had to collect data on the personnel and weapons of Ukrainian defenders.
In the Nikolaev area, SBU employees detained the chairman of one of the united territorial communities. According to the intelligence service, he gave the occupiers information about the location of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the Voznesensky district.
A resident of the Chernihiv region voluntarily decided to cooperate with the aggressor country during the occupation, according to the SBU. The man was collecting information about the deployment of the positions of Ukrainian defenders in the suburbs. The Russian army used the obtained data to carry out rocket attacks.
In Khmelnitsky, a woman was recruited by the special services of Russia through the social network “Odnoklassniki.” For money, she passed them on sensitive information about local military and other strategic facilities.
Such activities lead to the death of Ukrainian civilians and the destruction of Ukrainian defence facilities against the invader. They are considered acts of high treason. (Source: Dumskaya, 27.04.2022)
Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine about acts of high treason states that ‘an act willfully committed by a citizen of Ukraine in the detriment of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability, defense capability, and state, economic or information security of Ukraine: joining the enemy at the time of martial law or armed conflict, espionage, assistance in subversive activities against Ukraine provided to a foreign state, a foreign organization or their representatives, shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of ten to fifteen years.’
Photo credits: Dumskaya