A "protégé" of the late pro-Kremlin collaborator Kirill Stremousov has been detained in Kyiv Oblast, the Security Service of Ukraine reported on Jan. 20.
Reportedly, the woman tried to organize an extensive network for spreading Russian propaganda.
The criminal was a Russian citizen who came to Ukraine in 2007 and settled in the Bucha district, just outside the capital.
"Initially, the offender systematically participated in paid anti-vaxxer rallies organized by Kirill Stremousov in Kyiv,” the SBU said.
“It is documented that the woman also maintained close ties with the collaborator's wife. After the full-scale invasion, she joined a powerful network of Internet agitators in the (Kyiv) region, which included more than 20 other people.”
During a search at the detainee's place of residence, operatives found prohibited symbols and a mobile phone from which she administered her propaganda group.
The Russian woman has already been charged under Part 2 of Art. 436-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (justification, recognition of the lawfulness, denial of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, glorification of its participants).
The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to five years.
Stremousov, a collaborator with the Russian occupation authorities in Kherson Oblast, was killed in a road accident on Nov. 9 while fleeing from advancing Ukrainian forces. Ukrainian forces liberated the city of Kherson two days later.