Top Russian officials served with charges, Ukraine's prosecutors say

6 May, 02:25 PM
Shoigu is charged under Part 2 of Art. 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Photo:Russian Presidential Press Service/Kremlin/Handout via REUTERS)

Shoigu is charged under Part 2 of Art. 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Photo:Russian Presidential Press Service/Kremlin/Handout via REUTERS)

Russian Defense Minister Serhiy Shoigu, National Guard chief Viktor Zolotov, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, as well as other Russian officials have been served with charges related to Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine, the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine reported on May 5.

In particular, Shoigu is charged under Part 2 of Art. 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (public appeals or distribution of materials to change the territorial boundaries or national borders of Ukraine).

The same charges have been served against National Guard chief Viktor Zolotov, Russian Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matvienko, Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Russian Foreign Intelligence Director Sergei Naryshkin, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, and other officials.

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The office has also summoned the former Russian president and incumbent Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev. He has been ordered to appear for questioning on May 16, 17 and 18.

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