The SBI has sent to the court criminal proceeding of high treason of the former Member of Parliament of Ukraine - Vadym Rabinovych

22/02/2024

The employees of the State Bureau of Investigation have completed the pre-trial investigation of criminal proceeding of high treason of the former Member of Parliament of Ukraine from the banned political party «Opposition Platform – For Life» Vadym Rabinovych.

The indictment was sent to the court.

The MP disseminated anti-Ukrainian propaganda information among the population and political leadership of the European Union.

In his numerous speeches and interviews, Vadym Rabinovych has made manipulative statements that harmed the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability, state, economic and information security of Ukraine. His propaganda activities helped the leadership of the russian federation to achieve its military and political goals and provided the russian federation with ideological assistance in conducting subversive activities against Ukraine.

In July, the former Member of Parliament of Ukraine was served notification of suspicion of high treason (Part 1 Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The notification of suspicion was made by sending the request for international legal assistance to the State of Israel.

The sanction of the Article provides imprisonment for up to 15 years with confiscation of property.

On the 1st  August, the Pechersk Court of Kyiv granted the request of the investigator of the State Bureau of Investigation and imposed pre-trial detention on the former MP  from political party «Opposition Platform – For Life» Vadym Rabinovych.

According to the investigation, he is currently hiding abroad.

The procedural guidance is provided by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.