Four former law enforcement officers, who tore down Ukrainian flags in the Zaporizhzhia region at the beginning of the war, have been served suspicion notices


Investigators from the SBI filed charges against four former law enforcement officers from the village of Yakymivka in the Melitopol district of the Zaporizhzhya region.

In the early days of the village's occupation by russian forces, the suspects began tearing down Ukrainian flags and emblems and defacing national symbols. Through these actions they tried to gain the favour of the occupiers. In addition, these traitors compiled a list of local law enforcement officers and participants in the anti-terrorist operation/joint forces operation and handed it over to the enemy.

Later, they were appointed to a fake law enforcement agency called " internal affairs department for Melitopol and Melitopol district".

Currently, these traitors are trying to encourage the population to collaborate with the enemy, conducting searches and confiscating property from local residents.

All four have been informally charged with high treason (Part 2, Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The punishment under this article is life imprisonment with confiscation of property.

The Zaporizhzhya regional prosecutor's office is supervising the case.

It is worth noting that the SBI recently announced the suspicion of a traitor from Berdiansk who, together with Russian special services, confiscated property from local residents.