KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 15 — The SBU detained a woman who, according to their data, worked at the Russian post office of Rosposhta, which operated during the occupation of Izium in Kharkiv Oblast, reported Vladyslav Abdula, a spokesperson for the Security Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv Oblast.

According to the investigation, a former employee of one of the Ukrposhta offices in the then-occupied city of Izium offered to help the Russians in the war against Ukraine and became the head of the local branch of Rosposhta.

Since the start of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, more than 1,000 people in the Kharkiv Oblast have been served with a notice of suspicion in proceedings over treason, collaboration, and dissemination of information about the movement of the Armed Forces.

According to law enforcement officers, the suspect woman organized addressed delivery of Russian propagandist newspapers to the homes of community residents, forced her subordinates to distribute copies of the Russian “edition” from the seized Ukrainian post office, and tried to introduce postage stamps and envelopes with Russian symbols into circulation.

SBU officers documented the evidence and detained the woman.

The SBU investigators served her a notice of suspicion under Part 5 of Article 27, Part 2 of Article 28, and Part 6 of Article 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (collaboration in the form of aiding and abetting information activities in cooperation with the aggressor state, committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy). The woman faces up to 12 years in prison and property confiscation.

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