Putin’s confidant served with charge papers on state treason

Source : 112 Ukraine

A woman was detained at Chonhar checkpoint on April 23
11:02, 24 April 2018

State Border Service

A citizen of Ukraine, earlier detained at the administrative border with annexed Crimea due to the assisting of the occupation authority of the peninsula was served with charge papers on the state treason. Tatiana Tykhonchyk, the spokeswoman of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported this to

‘A person detained at the Chonhar checkpoint who participated in the organization and the holding of the illegal election of Russia’s president in Crimea was served with the charge papers on the state treason yesterday’, she reported.

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As we reported, on April 23, the Ukrainian law enforcers detained a woman who was the 'confidant' of Vladimir Putin at the recent election of Russia's president in the peninsula at the administrative border with annexed Crimea.

It was established that she organized and held the illegal gathering of the signatures at the peninsula for the support of the nomination of Putin for the presidency. She acted in the interests of Russia and Russian non-governmental organization 'Victory Volunteers'.

Related: G7 countries to support Ukraine during elections amid Russian aggression, - Freeland

On March 18, 2018, at the fourth anniversary of the annexation, the election of the president of Russia took place there.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine recognized the Russian election in Crimea illegal and doubted the legitimacy of the election.

Related: G7 to create group on monitoring Russia

Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine submitted a draft law to the parliament that provides the revoking of the Ukrainian citizenship due to the participation in the Russian election in Crimea.

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