The Security Service of Ukraine along with the State Bureau of Investigation submitted to the court an indictment for treason and other crimes against Oleg Kulinich, the former head of the Main Directorate of the SBU in Crimea, who, according to the investigation, acted in favor of the Russian Federation.
It is to be noted that, on bases of the collected proofs by the SBU, he is charged under 5 articles of Ukrainian Criminal Code:
▪️ Part 1 Art. 111 (treason);
▪️ Part 3 Art. 255 (creation, management of a criminal community or criminal organization, as well as participation in it);
▪️ Part 5 Art. 407 (voluntarily leaving a military unit or place of service);
▪️ Part 4 Art. 410 (theft, misappropriation, extortion by a military serviceman of weapons, military supplies, explosive or other combat substances, means of transportation, military and special equipment or other military property, as well as taking possession of them by abuse of official position);
▪️ Part 1 Art. 263 (illegal handling of weapons, ammunition or explosives).
Notably, as a result of the investigation, SBU detained Oleg Kulinich in July 202. Since then, the suspect has been in custody.
The head of the SBU, Vasyl Malyuk, was personally involved in the development and detention of Kulinich. Noting to which, SBU Head Malyuk said that, “We did our best not only to detain a high-level state traitor, but also to gather a powerful evidence base, on the basis of which the court will be able to issue a fair verdict. This is a clear signal to all those who work for the enemy: the SBU will definitely find you and make you answer for what you have done, no matter where you are hiding. We will bring every “mole” out into the light.”
According to the investigation, “Kulinich cooperated with the FSB and received the operative pseudonym “Kotygoroshko”. His subversive activities were overseen by the so-called “political office” in Moscow, which was organized on behalf of the Russian special service by ex-Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council Volodymyr Sivkovich and former head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andriy Klyuyev.”
The details further mentioned that, “even before the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, Oleg Kulinich was spying for the aggressor country, engaged in the placement of “his people” in the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine and incited citizens to treason.”
The figure faces up to 15 years in prison.