The mayor of Poltava, Oleksandr Mamai, has been charged with disclosing information about Ukraine's armed forces, an NV source in law enforcement said on Dec. 29.
According to the source, Mamai disclosed data that was not publicly available. Under martial law, the sharing non-public information pertaining to the Armed Forces can be considered a criminal act.
According to preliminary information, the charges are because Mamai allegedly revealed the formation of a new military unit in Poltava, and provided the address of its headquarters.
Local news outlet Poltavshchyna, citing its own sources, reported that Ukraine’s SBU security service is conducting searches in the building of Poltava City Council.
Mamai reportedly met athletes of the regional federation of eastern martial arts in city council’s session hall on Dec. 29. At the exit from the hall, he was stopped by SBU officers and brought to his office.
The mayor himself has not yet commented on reports about the charges he is facing.