More than 1,400 investigations have been opened into treason and cooperation with the enemy against Ukrainian citizens.
In an article from DefenderUkraine’s Attorney General Irina Venedikova said in early May that more than 700 trials had been opened for treason against Ukrainian citizens and 700 for cooperation.
In the Kharkiv region, 50 inquiries were opened. Among those prosecuted were seven police officers, five mayors and a judge. They are all accused of facilitating the advance of Russian troops, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of people.
“Half of these 50 have been arrested. The rest, unfortunately, are in occupied territories, so no arrests have been made,” General Oleksandr Filsakov, a lawyer in the Kharkiv region, told the British daily.
In acts of cooperation, some civilians were accused of providing lists of soldiers, families of soldiers, or veterans of the Donbass War.
Ukraine says it has pushed back Russian forces in the Chevroletonetsk
Ukraine says it has pushed back Russian forces in a major city in the Donbass region, Severdonetsk, where Moscow is concentrating its offensive in hopes of taking full control.
“They did not fully capture it. Previously, 70% (of the city) had been in a difficult situation of occupation, but now they are 20% behind,” explained Sergei Kaitoy, governor of the Lukansk region. Despite the deluge of fires descending on the city.
“They bomb our positions for hours, then send in newly mobilized soldiers, they die, and then they realize there are still centers of resistance, and they start bombing again. That’s what happens. It happens in the fourth month,” he added.
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