The Security Service, together with the Security Intelligence Service, gathered evidence against the judge of the Zvenigorod district court of the Cherkasy region, who denied the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and justified the war crimes of the Rashists. At the time of documenting the crime, the defendant was the head of the district court.
As per the details, “The SBU has records of conversations in which it does not hide its pro-Russian position and constantly repeats the Kremlin’s narratives about the war in Ukraine.”
It is to be mentioned that the official supported the seizure of Crimea and Melitopol and praised the introduction of “Russian legislation” there.
In addition, she justified the war crimes of the Russian Federation against civilians. For example, she “assessed” the rocket attack by the Rashist forces on an apartment building in Dnipro in January of this year as “collateral losses” during the war.
On the basis of the collected evidence, the suspect was notified of suspicion under Part 3 of Art. 436-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (justification, recognition as legitimate, denial of armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, glorification of its participants, committed by an official).
According to the investigation, the woman used to be a judge of the Yakymiv district court in the Zaporizhzhia region. Due to the temporary occupation of this territory in June 2022, she was sent to Cherkasy region, where she was appointed first as a judge, and then elected as the head of the district court.
Subsequently, the defendant planned to resign, move to Crimea, but at the same time receive a lifelong judge’s pension from the Ukrainian budget.
However, employees of the Security Service, together with the FBI, foiled her plans – documented the criminal actions and are currently conducting an investigation to bring the perpetrator to justice.
During the searches, foreign currency, including Russian rubles, mobile phones and computer equipment were found and seized from the suspect. She faces up to 8 years in prison with confiscation of property.