The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine accused the owner of the Kherson TV channel in absentia for cooperation with Russia. The corresponding message was published on March 9 by the press service of the department in the Telegram channel.
“It was reported that the owner of the Kherson channel was suspected of collaborating,” the publication says.
The surname of the accused is not called, however, it is noted that the investigation suspects the woman of collaborating with the regional authorities, organizing interviews with representatives of the administration, as well as “supporting the narrative of the aggressor country and discrediting the Ukrainian authorities.”
Earlier, on March 2, a resident of Odessa received a suspended sentence of two years for «unpatriotic» phone calls. It is noted that the decision was made by the Primorsky Court of Odessa, which found that the accused had allegedly anti-state conversations on his mobile phone. The court issued a verdict on the basis of audio recordings that were obtained during wiretapping of the Ukrainian’s phone.
Earlier, on February 16, a Ukrainian court sentenced a priest of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) to seven years in prison. He was accused of collaborating with Russia. A clergyman from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) publicly spoke out in support of Russia, urging residents to support the Russian military, as well as vote for the region to become part of the Russian Federation.
Since February 24, 2022, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine. The decision to start it was made against the backdrop of an aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.