SBU accuses Poltava judge of working for Moscow
According to the SBU, at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, it contacted the FSB on its own initiative (Photo:SBU press service)
The head of Poltava District Court was working for Russia's FSB intelligence agency, Ukraine’s SBU security service said in a message on its website on April 27.
According to the report, while working as a judge in a court in Berdyansk, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, she leaked information about Ukrainian forces in Mariupol to her Russian handlers.
The SBU alleges she approached the FSB voluntarily and agreed to collaborate with the invading country. After Berdyansk was captured, she stayed voluntarily in the occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
The SBU says she passed information to the occupiers about the movement of at least three Ukrainian fighters from Mariupol to Mangush, Donetsk Oblast. She also urged other court officials to support the Russian army and cooperate. If they objected, she reported them to Russian law enforcement agencies.
She later joined the Poltava District Court after traveling to the territory controlled by Ukraine. Ukrainian law enforcement officials have charged her with treason. While the investigation is ongoing, the courts will now decide if she is to remain in custody until her trial.
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