The SBI issued a suspicion notice to the occupiers' fifth tribute collector from the Kupiansk tax office.

09/01/2023

In the de-occupied territories, the State Bureau of Investigation continues its systematic work to expose traitors and collaborators. All those who served the occupiers will be held accountable under the Ukrainian law.

The SBI agents served a notice of suspicion to another employee of Kupiansk State Tax Inspectorate who had defected to the enemy.

Before the invasion of russian troops, the woman worked as a chief state inspector. When the russian invaders came to the city, she decided to work for them. The traitor was interviewed and then hired by the occupation administration's illegal tax organization. She ensured the collection of tribute from the local population under the guise of taxes, which helped to fill the invaders' financial coffers. The traitor fled to Russia after Kupiansk was liberated.

The tax officer was notified in absentia of being suspected of high treason (Part 2 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for life imprisonment with confiscation of property.

Procedural supervision is carried out by the Kharkiv Region Prosecutor's Office.

Earlier, the SBI exposed four other employees of the Kupiansk tax office. They also helped the occupants to collect tribute from the locals. Three of them were detained and are now in custody.