UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 7 — The court found guilty a resident of Kupiansk who worked for the Russian police during the occupation of the community. He got a 12-year prison sentence, reported the SBU spokesman Vladyslav Abdula.

The town of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv oblast has been under Russian occupation for over six months. The city is 31 miles from the border with the Russian Federation. Kupiansk is a large railway hub, and its occupation is important to the Russians.

The SBU reports that the resident supported the Russians during the occupation of the Kupiansk community and later joined the local “department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.” 

Abdula informs that later, the Russians appointed the man to a “patrol” unit that guarded the buildings where the Russian army was based.

“The man, along with the armed occupiers, was also walking around the city looking for members of the Resistance movement,” Abdula said.

After the Ukrainian military liberated Kupiansk, the collaborator tried to hide from justice by changing his address of temporary residence.

The SBU detained him in May 2023. The court sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment for collaborating with the Russians.

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