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Transcarpathian region: SBU blocks distribution of provocative images on billboards

SBU officers blocked the distribution of provocative materials aimed at stirring up national hatred via outside advertising boards in the Transcarpathian region.

The law enforcers established that a local resident ordered at a regional advertising agency a set of billboard-printed images of provocative content. These materials were illegally placed in several residential hubs of the region to deliberately humiliate the honor and dignity of representatives of a national minority.  

Within the criminal proceeding the criminal was identified and was served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 2 Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The investigative and operative actions on bringing to responsibility other people involved in the illegal activity are under way.

The operation was conducted jointly with the Police under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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