The Dzerzhinskyi District Court of Kharkiv has sentenced a resident who was found guilty of propagating communist ideology and using Soviet symbols.

  • Vladyslav Abdula, a Kharkiv Regional Security Service spokesman, reported.

According to law enforcement officials, the man distributed prohibited Soviet symbols, including images of a flag with a hammer and sickle and a St. George’s ribbon, on the Odnoklassniki social network, which is banned in Ukraine. He also posted congratulations on Soviet holidays and praised the Red Army.

Accused of collaboration / Photo: Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office

The court found the Kharkiv resident guilty and sentenced him to 5 years in prison without confiscation of property. The verdict can still be appealed. The sanctions of the article for such actions provide for up to 10 years in prison.

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