The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office has submitted to the court an indictment against a deputy of the Kurylivka village council of Kupiansk district for collaboration and assistance to the Russian Federation.

The investigation found that the deputy helped the enemy forces during the occupation. At the same time, he owned agricultural enterprises.

The man assisted the enemy in the illegal smuggling of Ukrainian grain. In particular, part of the harvest was transferred to the Russian military and part to the Russian Federation, with the military personnel receiving part of the profits. The grain was brought to the warehouses of one of the deputy’s enterprises and then taken away in cars with Russian licence plates, accompanied by the Russian army.

Subsequently, the deputy re-registered his company under Russian law to pay taxes to the Russian budget. In addition, the accused voluntarily transferred fuel, cars and livestock meat to the enemy. The defendant also provided them access to agricultural enterprises’ premises for basing and repairing military equipment.

The accused is currently in custody. He will be tried in the Kyiv District Court of Kharkiv. He could receive a maximum sentence of ten to twelve years with disqualification to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for ten to fifteen years and with or without confiscation of property.

Gwara Media keeps telling stories from the liberated towns and villages of Kharkiv Oblast.

  • Constant missile attacks and empty streets: how Kupiansk lives on the front line. The city was severely damaged at the beginning of the full-scale invasion and during the battle for its liberation in September 2022. Today, it is constantly under fire from Russian MLRS and S-300 systems.
  • Dvorichna: a village without any inhabitants. The village looks abandoned. The few remaining locals are constantly hiding in basements to survive. Every day, the occupants shell the community with all possible weapons: rockets, artillery, and cassette ammunition.