Collaborators will be punished as harshly as the invaders, states Ukrainian Minister Vereshchuk

19 April, 06:13 PM
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk (Photo:Iryna Vereshchuk/Facebook)

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk (Photo:Iryna Vereshchuk/Facebook)

More than 12.500 criminal proceedings have been initiated in Ukraine for collaborationism, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk said in a statement published late on April 18.

“You’re clearly visible from Kyiv,” she wrote, warning collaborators.

“We know everything you do, all your agreements and everything you try to hide. You won't be able to do this! I personally promise you that. For every-thing that is happening on the territory of Ukraine now – unfortunately, and it’s not just 15 years that await you in accordance with Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, along with the invaders who are killing our people, who killed dozens of women and children with a missile at the Kramatorsk railway station.”

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Collaborators in Ukraine may be charged with treason, with terms ranging from 15 years to life imprisonment. Ukrainian law does not contain any references to a death penalty, however.

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