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In Transcarpathia, the SBU serves a notice of suspicion in high treason to a deputy of the district council

Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine, under the procedural guidance of the regional prosecutor's office, served a notice of suspicious in high treason to one of the deputies of Berehove district council of Transcarpathian region.

During the pre-trial investigation, the SBU collected evidence that the deputy of the district council in June 2018 organized a participation of fake “Transcarpathian team” in the so-called football championship of unrecognized republics.

Law enforcers found that the deputy directly formed a team of immigrants from the Transcarpathian region, who for a long time played for professional football clubs from different countries. He provided them with the uniform and contributed to the wide information campaign of the tournament, which posed a threat to the national security of our country.

The SBU officials found that in the unrecognized championship the sportsmen were in the uniform with a combined logo of the emblem, flag, contour map of Transcarpathian region in combination with the state symbols of neighboring European country. According to experts' conclusions, the emblem of the fake team contained symbols that could be considered as a declaration of claims and encroachments upon the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The investigators of the SBU Office in Transcarpathian region for the deliberate actions of the deputy of district council to the detriment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability and information security of our state have served him a notice of suspicion in committing a crime under Part 1 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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