KHARKIV, UKRAINE, Apr 11 — The Security Service of Ukraine has served a notice of suspicion to a 35-year-old resident of Kharkiv for justifying Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine, reported the SBU spokesman Vladyslav Abdula.

According to SBU cyber experts, the Kharkiv resident distributed materials justifying Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine and recognizing it as legitimate on Telegram.

“The man distributed posts in which he claimed that many people in Kharkiv are waiting for Russia and have no one to rely on but Russia. In one of his posts, the agitator was outraged by the fact that Ukrainian soldiers were being welcomed in the liberated [towns and villages],” Abdula writes.

Based on the collected evidence, the SBU investigators served the man a notice of suspicion under Part 2 Art. 436-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (justification and denial of Russian armed aggression against Ukraine).

Collaborationism in the Kharkiv region

In total, 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. So far, courts has tried and sentenced 382 people, including 338 — for collaboration, 16 — for treason, and 17 — for helping target Russian missile, drone, and other attacks.

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