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Spreader of separatist materials convicted in Kharkiv region

Zhovtnevyi District Court of Kharkiv region convicted a criminal who was apprehended by the SBU officers at the end of September last year for spreading materials with calls for changing state territory.

A 39-year old separatist spread messages on the Internet aimed at liquidation of Ukrainian state, creation of “novorosiia” pseudo-state formation, detachment of the western regions of Ukraine, strengthening of civil opposition between Donbas residents and citizens of other regions, provocation of mass disturbances and escalation of armed conflict.

The experts of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Judicial Investigation proved the illegal focus of the publications.

In addition, the criminal illegally bought and kept at home AK-74 Kalashnikov assault rifle with rounds.

The court found the man guilty under Part 1 Article 110 (encroachment upon territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine) and Part 1 Article 263 (illegal handling of weapons and ammunition) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. He is sentenced to 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment. 


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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