A traitor from Izium, who passed information on Ukrainian law enforcers to the occupiers, will be brought to trial


The SBI has completed a pre-trial investigation into a former law enforcement officer from Izium, Kharkiv region, who served the occupiers and turned over Ukrainian law enforcers to them.

The indictment was sent to court.

Following the occupation of the city, Izyum resident began negotiating cooperation with the invaders. He gave them his own service weapon to make the russians loyal to him. He was promoted to senior district police officer in the 'people's police'.

He was instructed to learn russian laws before beginning his service for the occupiers, and was given the russian federation constitution, the criminal code, the federal law on the police, and other russian regulation documents.

In his new role, the man was in charge of public safety, conducting "explanatory work" with the locals in order to prevent them from resisting the occupiers. He also informed his superiors about the location and service of local Ukrainian law enforcement officers.

He personally participated in raids against the local population. In one of the episodes, he and a militant from the so-called luhansk people's police broke into a house and demanded that the owner give up the place where the work records and weapons of local law enforcement officers were kept.

The defendant did not have time to flee and was hiding during the de-occupation of Izyum, but he was apprehended by the SBI. He is still being held.

The former law enforcement officer has been charged with high treason (Part 2 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The article's sanction provides for life imprisonment as a punishment.

Procedural oversight is provided by the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office.

Previously, the SBI completed a pre-trial investigation into another traitor from Shevchenkove village, Kupiansk district, Kharkiv region. He was also pursuing a career with the people's police.