The detainee passed on intelligence to the Russian special services about the current military-political situation in Ukraine and about the actions and measures taken by the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the military conflict, the SBU believes
SBU officers detained the suspect at the beginning of Russia's military operation in Ukraine. During a search at his place of work, he tried to shoot with a Makarov pistol the representatives of the investigative-operational group who arrived to carry out legal proceedings.
Now he was chosen a measure of restraint in the form of detention.
Read on RBC Pro Pro Beat procrastination. How to stop putting things off until tomorrow Pro Summary Paying More: 5 Secrets to Working with Chinese Partners Articles Pro Billionaire Prodigy: How Austin Russell Made His First $1 Billion at 25 the departure of large retailers may change lease agreements p> The detainee served as deputy head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine from 2008 to 2010. Then he worked in various positions in the Ministry of Defense, and was also in the leadership of the State Space Agency of Ukraine.
According to the SBU, he was imbued with “pro-Kremlin” views while studying at the Moscow Higher All-Arms Command School and the Frunze Academy during the Soviet era, after which he came to the attention of the Russian special services.
The day before, the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported that the SBU suspected former TV presenter Yuri The cat is in treason.
«The cat is suspected of treason, that is, activity by a citizen of Ukraine that threatens sovereignty, territorial integrity, defense capability, state and information security of Ukraine under martial law»,— says the document.
A case was opened against him under Part 2 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“high treason”). Under this article, he faces up to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment with confiscation of property.
According to law enforcement agencies, from 2007 to 2014, Kot worked at the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine and on the Inter TV channel. and during this period he repeatedly visited Russia. He gained media fame, which he later allegedly “used for his own purposes to damage the information security of Ukraine.”
During the coup d'état in Ukraine in 2013–2014, Kot was the host of the Anti-Maidan— events in support of the then President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
In 2014, the presenter moved to Russia, where he got a job at the Russia Today news agency. and News Front.
In mid-July, the SBU and the State Bureau of Investigation detained the former head of the SBU department in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Oleg Kulinich on suspicion of treason (Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). He could face up to 15 years in prison.
According to the investigation, Kulinich, together with former deputy secretary Vladimir Sivkovich, worked for Russia since at least June 2019 and created the basis for a quick and practically “unhindered occupation” southern regions of Ukraine.
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