SBU submits indictments to court against 55 Russian MPs for voting to recognize sham republics

23 January, 04:21 PM
Russian deputies can be punished with 15 years to a life sentence (Photo:Russian State Duma/REUTERS)

Russian deputies can be punished with 15 years to a life sentence (Photo:Russian State Duma/REUTERS)

Indictments against 55 members of the Russian parliament who voted for the recognition of “independence” of the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts have been submitted to the court, Ukraine’s SBU security service reported on Jan. 23.

In its press release, the SBU noted that on Feb. 15, 2022, Russian lawmakers supported a resolution to appeal to the President of Russia with a request for the “recognition” of the sham republics the Kremlin set up in the Russian-occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and on Feb. 22 voted for the ratification of a so-called “Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.”

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“On the very next day, on the basis of the adopted agreements, the terrorist leaders (of the sham republics) appealed to the Russian president with a request to provide assistance in repelling the military aggression they had invented,” the SBU said.

“On Feb. 24, Russia subjected the entire territory of Ukraine to missile and bomb attacks and deployed troops in the south, north and east. Thus, the Russian officials contributed to the implementation of the Kremlin’s plan to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine,” the SBU added.

Based on the collected evidence, 55 members of the State Duma were notified of suspicion under Part 3 of Art. 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine).

Their list includes (name, birth year):

  • Abdulkhakim Gadzhiev, 1966;
  • Alexander Prokopiev, 1986;
  • Alexei Veller, 1966;
  • Alexey Govyrin, 1983;
  • Anatoly Aksako, 1957;
  • Anatoly Voronovsky, 1966;
  • Anatoly Vyborny, 1965;
  • Andrey Alekhin, 1959;
  • Andrey Gimbatov, 1979;
  • Andrey Vorobyov, 1985;
  • Anton Getta, 1980;
  • Arkady Ponomarev, 1956;
  • Boris Gladkikh, 1983;
  • Dinar Gilmutdinov, 1969;
  • Dmitry Vyatkin, 1974;
  • Ernest Valeyev, 1950;
  • Georgy Arapov, 1999;
  • Igor Ananskikh, 1966;
  • Ildar Gilmutdinov, 1962;
  • Ilya Volfson, 1981;
  • Jamaladin Gasanov, 1964;
  • Maria Butina, 1988;
  • Maria Vasilkova, 1978;
  • Mikhail Avdeyev, 1977;
  • Murad Gadzhiev, 1961;
  • Nikolai Arefiev, 1949;
  • Nikolai Burlyaev, 1946;
  • Nikolai Goncharov, 1984;
  • Nikolai Valuyev, 1973;
  • Oleg Garin, 1973;
  • Oleg Golikov, 1968;
  • Oleg Valenchuk, 1960;
  • Olga Alimova, 1953;
  • Olga Germanova, 1961;
  • Pavel Simigin, 1968;
  • Pyotr Ammosov, 1966;
  • Roman Ptitsyn, 1975;
  • Roman Vodyanov, 1982;
  • Ruslan Gadzhiev, 1978;
  • Sardana Avksentieva, 1970;
  • Sergey Boyarsky, 1980;
  • Sergey Burlakov, 1971;
  • Sergey Veremeyenko, 1955;
  • Svetlana Razvorotneva, 1968;
  • Tatyana Butskaya, 1975;
  • Veronika Vlasova, 1966;
  • Viktor Vodolatsky, 1957;
  • Vladimir Burmatov, 1981;
  • Vladimir Vasilyev, 1949;
  • Vladislav Reznik, 1954;
  • Vyacheslav Volodin, 1964;
  • Yelena Vtorigina, 1957;
  • Yevgeniy Popov, 1978;
  • Yevgeny Revenko, 1972;
  • Zaur Gekkiev, 1961.

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