The evidence base collected by the Security Service of Ukraine made it possible to bring to justice another accomplice of the Russian occupiers who collaborated with the Russian forces in the Kharkiv region.
The perpetrator turned out to be a 62-year-old resident of Novy Burluk, who had previously served sentences for serious crimes on several occasions.
During the occupation of the settlement, he agreed to become an “assistant” of the Russian commandant and helped the Russians loot the buildings of local residents.
SBU employees detained him in September 2022 during stabilization measures in the liberated territories of Chuguyiv district.
According to the materials of the Ukrainian special service, the court sentenced the perpetrator to 10 years in prison.
According to the investigation, at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, he voluntarily offered his own house to “quarter” the invaders and store their weapons and ammunition.
He also oriented the occupiers to the area and “directed” them to the homes of his fellow villagers for robbery.
Then, together with a collaborator, the Rashists broke into people’s houses and, at gunpoint, took money, cars, household appliances and other private property.
In case of resistance, the victims and their relatives were threatened with physical torture “on the spot” or imprisonment in a local Russian torture chamber.
The occupiers allowed the suspect to take some of the looted things and move freely in the area occupied at the time.
On the basis of the collected evidence, the court found the intruder guilty under Part 1 of Art. 111-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (assistance to the aggressor state).
The investigation was conducted by SBU employees in the Kharkiv region under the procedural guidance of the regional prosecutor’s office.