Collaborator’s home blown up in Berdyansk, invaders cover up consequences and hunt for culprits

19 March, 05:39 PM
Collaborator Serhiy Hyrenko (

Collaborator Serhiy Hyrenko (

The home of collaborator Serhiy Hyrenko in the occupied city of Berdyansk, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, has been blown up, according to the post in the Berdyansk Today Telegram channel on March 19.

Before switching to the side of the enemy, he worked in the Berdyansk Executive Committee as a specialist in the department of information and communication resources.

“According to the information available to us, the consequences of the recent explosion in the Kolonia microdistrict, which Berdyansk heard, was the destruction of the home of one of the local collaborators,” the report said.

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According to the media, the invaders are patrolling the neighborhood where the explosion took place and are trying to hide its consequences.

Following the capture of the city, he was one of the first to go over to the side of the invaders and urged his colleagues to follow suit, while also resorting to threats and betraying his own.

“It was based on his denunciations that city hall employees were arrested with subsequent inclination to work under the occupation administration. In addition, ‘on behalf of Russia’ and the new ‘government’, he took part in forcing private enterprises of the city to cooperate with the invaders,” local mass media wrote.

The traitor’s parents, both teachers – the father a chemistry teacher and the mother a biology teacher – were also discovered to have collaborated with the enemy. The Department of Education suspended their employment during the summer.

In the spring of 2022, Hyrenko was charged under Part 5 of Article 111-1 of the Criminal Code, which pertains to treason. The punishment for this offense can range from five to ten years of imprisonment, along with the loss of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for a period of ten to fifteen years, and the possibility of property confiscation.

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