KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 1 — The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) issued a notice of suspicion to a 56-year-old resident of Vovchansk accused of collaborating with Russians, reported the SBU spokesman Vladyslav Abdula.

Abdula says the woman agreed to become “the head of the economic development department of the military-civilian administration of the Vovchansk district of the Kharkiv region.”

She reportedly managed her department, planned economic development projects, and participated in meetings held by the Russian occupation authorities.

“She was also constantly trying to recruit residents to the pseudo-agency. The woman was personally engaged in recruiting personnel to ensure the activities of the newly created illegal body. For this, the offender received a monthly “salary” in Russian rubles,” Abdula wrote.

The woman is currently in the temporarily occupied territory, says Abdula. SBU issued her a notice of suspicion in absentia under Part 5 Art. 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (collaborationism).

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

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  • The Security Service of Ukraine has issued a notice of suspicion to a resident of Izium, Kharkiv Oblast, accused of working for the Russian occupation police, reported SBU spokesman Vladyslav Abdula.