The SBI is suspecting a judge in justifying russian aggression and encouraging others to collaborate (VIDEO)


A judge of one of the economic courts of appeal is suspected of justifying russian aggression and encouraging to collaborative activities.

The native of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was transferred to one of the courts of Kyiv region after the temporary occupation of the peninsula.

Despite this, the judge's views remained anti-Ukrainian. He supported the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine and recognized the temporary occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine as legitimate.

The SBI employees, in cooperation with the Security Service of Ukraine, established that after the beginning of full-scale military aggression in February 2022, the judge repeatedly expressed support for the aggressor's occupation actions and expressed regret that the russians had withdrawn from the village near Kyiv where he has been living in recent years.

He called his friends who were under occupation and urged them to work for the invaders.

A few quotes from such conversations between the judge and his friend from Melitopol (original language preserved):

  • "The main thing is so that they don't come back like we did. Then you will have to come to our home, to Crimea";
  • "Your region lived at the expense of agricultural products, which were sent to Crimea and Russia";
  • "Heil Hitler, why don't you go to the police to work there? They are gathering everyone there", "ah, I thought you already got a job as a police chief there, there is a staff shortage", "yes, you have experience, you need to make a career, the main thing is that they do not come back like we did"...

Searches at the place of work and residence of the defendant continue.

The judge is suspected of supporting russia's armed aggression against Ukraine and of incitement to voluntarily take up positions in illegal law enforcement agencies established in the temporarily occupied territory (Part 4 of Art. 27, Part 7 of Art. 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the articles provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 15 years.

Procedural guidance is provided by the Prosecutor General's Office.