Local deputy from Kupyansk, bus company owner, charged with treason, prosecutors say

7 October 2022, 10:44 PM
The deputy is suspected of collaborationism (Photo:www.facebook.com/prokuraturakharkiv)

The deputy is suspected of collaborationism (Photo:www.facebook.com/prokuraturakharkiv)

A member of the district council of the liberated town of Kupyansk in Kharkiv Oblast has been charged with treason, the Kharkiv regional prosecutor’s office said in a Facebook post on Oct. 7.

The pretrial investigation established that the councillor, who was engaged in providing passenger transportation services in Kupyansk, had established cooperation with the Russian invaders during the occupation of the town.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the man, who owned a fleet of 69 buses, conducted illegal activities in the occupied territory with the permission of the so-called “new government,” or the “military and civilian administration.”

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“The man organized regular transportation between the occupied territories,” the report reads.

“But his Russian supervisors also gave him permission for a new route: from the Kupyansk district to the city of Krasnodar, Russia.”

The suspect has been charged in absentia under Part 4 of Article 111−1 ofthe Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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