Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has charged the head of the the railway operator in Kherson Oblast with collaboration with the enemy, the agency reported via Telegram messenger on July 20.
According to the agency’s press service, he was notified as a suspect in collaboration activity (Part 5 of Article 111−1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) in absentia.
Ukrainian law enforcement believes that after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine and the capture of the oblast, the suspect entered a criminal conspiracy with the Russian side. He voluntarily accepted the position of director of the Unitary Enterprise “Kherson Railway”.
Additionally, he is suspected of having attracted other Kherson residents to work in the illegally established enterprise.
UK intelligence reported on July 13 that anti-Russian sentiments in the captured territories of Ukraine have led to a spate of violent incidents against Russian and pro-Russian officials. They believe that the number of assassination attempts against collaborators will increase.
Meanwhile, partisan activity against Russian occupation in Moscow-controlled territories has continued to rise.
Ukrainian guerrillas have killed Russian collaborators with car bombs, disrupted Russian military logistics, and distributed pro-Ukrainian leaflets.