The SBI served a notice of suspicion to a judge of the "supreme court of the self-proclaimed donetsk people's republic" who prohibited everything Ukrainian in the temporarily occupied territory


SBI employees notified in absentia a judge of a city district court in Donetsk region of suspicion of treason. With her participation, the so-called "supreme court of the dpr" convicted a number of Ukrainian publications and NGOs as extremist.

It has been established that the judge supported the 'russian world' from the very beginning of the seizure of part of Donetsk region. In 2016, the woman was appointed a judge in the so-called "supreme court of the dpr", and in 2020 she became a member of the judicial chamber for civil disputes the of the "supreme court" of the pseudo-republic.

In the temporarily seized Donetsk region, the ex-judge made a number of unconstitutional judgements against Ukrainian residents. Furthermore, the suspect, as a member of the so-called "supreme court of the dpr," made a decision to label Ukrainian NGOs, Ukrainian-language publications, books, and brochures, including religious ones, as extremist and ban them from the pseudo-republic's territory.

The former judge is suspected of high treason and participation in a terrorist organisation (Article 111(1), Article 258-3(1) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 15 years with confiscation of property.

Procedural supervision is carried out by the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office.