The Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) have announced that they are investigating more than 240 criminal cases on suspicion of treason.
The SBI said they are investigating the collaborative activities of law enforcement officers and representatives of local authorities in Ukraine.
Tetiana Sapyan, a communications adviser to the SBI, said on Monday, “As of April 18, more than 240 criminal proceedings on treason and collaborationism have already been registered.”
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According to Sapyan, the employees of the SBI in Poltava have started a pretrial investigation into the collaboration activities of several representatives of law enforcement agencies in Kharkiv region.
These people voluntarily took positions in the occupation structures and encouraged their colleagues to commit treason, the a communications adviser to the SBI said.
In March the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) “executed” a member of their Ukrainian negotiating delegation for treason.
The Interfax agency reported in March, that during the arrest, the SBU shot dead a member of the Ukrainian negotiating group Denys Kireev.
Kireev was suspected of high treason, Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Honcharenko has said.
“During the arrest, the Security Service of Ukraine shot dead a member of the Ukrainian negotiating delegation Denys Kireev.
“He was suspected of high treason,” Honcharenko wrote on his Telegram channel.
Honcharenko claims that, according to interlocutors in political circles, the SBU had clear evidence of Kireev’s treason , which included telephone conversations.