Member of Ukrainian parliament accused of high treason

Source: Security Service of Ukraine

A member of the Ukrainian parliament has been accused of high treason after an investigation by the country’s security service and prosecutor general’s office. 

Based on the findings, the People’s Deputy Nestor Shufrych has been accused of “anti-Ukrainian activities”, including “subverting the information space”. 

According to the inquiry, Shufrych closely cooperated with and carried out instructions from Volodymyr Sivkovych – a Moscow agent responsible for “coordinating Russian assets in Ukraine”.

“Shufrych’s main task was to subvert the information space,” the security service said in a statement. 

“He systemically spread Kremlin’s false narratives that the Ukrainian state is ‘an artificial entity’, that Ukraine and Russia ‘have one history’, and that Ukrainians and Russians are ‘one people’,” it added. 

The crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.