SBU charges Russian Chairman of Investigative Committee for involvement in repression
Alexander Bastrykin (Photo:The press service of the Kremlin)
Ukrainian law enforcement officers have charged the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, of being involved in repression of the population in Ukraine, the press service of Ukraine’s SBU security service reported on Feb. 11.
Investigators said Bastrykin had been involved in the introduction of the occupation regime in Russian-occupied territories in the south and east of Ukraine.
The official has been fulfilling the tasks of Russia’s high military and political command regarding the suppression of the resistance movement in Ukraine, the SBU said.
The law enforcement officers also noted that Bastrykin publicly justifies Russian aggression against Ukraine, as evidenced by his speeches on Russian TV channels.
As reported by the Prosecutor General’s Office, Bastrykin has been charged under Part 2 of Article 110 and Part 3 of Article 436−2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The charges are to do with Bastrykin’s alleged encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, as well as his justifying the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
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