The man joined the local police during the occupation and guarded the pro-Kremlin administration.

Source: Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office

Following the seizure of the city by the Russian military, a 34-year-old resident of Balakliia in Kharkiv region joined the local police and was promoted to the position of “district inspector of the department of district police inspectors of the Kharkiv regional police department.” The man has now been notified of being suspected of collaboration.

“His ‘duties’ included: guarding the administrative building of the temporary civil administration of Balakliia, implementing the control regime, inspecting citizens’ belongings, collecting funds for renting trading places on the territory of the ‘Central Market’ and maintaining ‘order’ at the assigned station,” the statement said.

The issue of choosing a measure of restraint in the form of detention is currently being decided.

As previously reported, law enforcement officers exposed an MP who was engaged in pro-Russian propaganda in Kharkiv region. The man produced propaganda leaflets in support of Russia and printed them at home on his printer. He then distributed them among residents of Kharkiv district.

Although the investigators did not name the MP, Gwara Media journalists identified the man. It was likely to be Pavlo Tyshchenko.

See also

  • She sided with the adversary: SSU detained a postal worker in Izium. During the city’s occupation, the 43-year-old Ukrposhta (Ukrainian Postal Service) employee headed the local branch of the Russian post office at the personal suggestion of the pro-Kremlin “governor of the Izium district”.
  • Assisted in smuggling Ukrainian grain to Russia: man to be tried in Kharkiv. The Kupiansk bakery plant chief engineer cooperated with the Russian invaders during the city’s occupation.