The Prosecutor General’s Office notified suspicion to a person who incited ex-interpreter of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Stanislav Yezhov to commit the state treason as the office reported.
“We notified suspicion to a citizen of the Russian Federation, head of operations section of the 74th intelligence center of the Chief Directorate of the General Staff of Russia’s Armed Forces in the incitement of a citizen of Ukraine to commit state treason,” the message said.
According to the investigation, an employee of the intelligence agencies of Russia in 2017 involved a citizen of Ukraine for private cooperation and he was occupying the position of the deputy head of protocol of the prime minister of Ukraine that time to get information, which disclosure might inflict damage to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.
The official was recognized guilty in the commitment of the state treason in favor of the Russian special service and got a real sentence. In September 2019, he was passed to Russia within the exchange.
The pretrial investigation continues. It is held by the Chief Investigation Department of the Security Service of Ukraine under the procedural guide of the Department on crimes committed in terms of the armed conflict, Prosecutor General’s Office, and operational escorting of the Counterintelligence Department of the Security Service of Ukraine.
As it was reported earlier, counter-intelligence officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) uncovered an official of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers who was working in the interests of the intelligence of Russia. SBU detained Stanislav Yezhov, the assistant of Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
On December 22, 2017 Shevchenkivsky Court of Kyiv arrested Yezhov for two months without a right for bail. In autumn 2018, the arrest of Yezhov was extended. However, Holosiyvsky Court of Kyiv released Stanislav Yezhov after pleading guilty.