Traitors of Ukraine – the court allowed to try in absentia the traitor people’s deputy from “OPZZH” Kuzmin


Currently, Kuzmin is wanted and faces up to 15 years in prison with confiscation of property.

Currently, Kuzmin has been declared wanted / UNIAN photo

The court granted permission to carry out a special pre-trial investigation into Renat Kuzmin, a former people’s deputy from the banned “OPZZH”, who fled the country and is suspected of treason.

For data of the State Bureau of Investigation, on the eve and after the start of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the deputy posted propaganda materials to the detriment of Ukraine in the mass media and social networks.

“Their goal was the formation of an anti-Ukrainian mood in society and informational influence to the detriment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability and security of the state,” explained the DBR.

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The court arrested ex-People's Deputy Kuzmin, suspected of treason, in absentia

Currently, Kuzmin is wanted and faces up to 15 years in prison with confiscation of property. Also, the court chose a preventive measure for the ex-people’s deputy in the form of detention (in absentia) without an alternative in the form of bail.

For data According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, from March 2021 to March 2022, Kuzmin voiced information that had a propagandistic nature in his speeches, messages on social networks, on his own website and Telegram channel. In this way, the people’s deputy helped representatives of the Russian Federation in carrying out subversive activities against Ukraine.

Prohibition of “OPZZH” in Ukraine

The activities of the “OPZZH” party in Ukraine were banned in September 2022. People’s deputies of this party created two parliamentary groups in the Council: “Platform for Life and Peace” and “Recovery of Ukraine”.

Many parliamentarians from “OPZZH” were suspected by the law enforcement officers, in particular, of treason. In addition to Kuzmin, it is also about one of the leaders of the party, Viktor Medvedchuk, who was later exchanged for Ukrainian prisoners from “Azovstal”, Vadym Rabinovych, Oleksandr Ponomarev, Oleh Voloshin, Taras Kozak, etc.

Earlier, the Council also explained why they cannot take away mandates from deputies from the now-banned “OPZZH”.

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