SBU officers conducted a series of searches at Yevhen Murayev, head of the banned pro-Russian party “Nashi”.
This is stated in the message SBUreports Ukrinform.
As a result of investigative operations, cash, including in Russian rubles, weapons, computer equipment and mobile phones, as well as other materials were seized. The events took place at the residences and offices of Murayev himself and his relatives, as well as at his closest associates.
The SBU reported that all this is within the framework of criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Treason). Muraev is currently hiding from justice abroad.
As reported, SBU employees initiated independent examinations of the politician’s statements. Their conclusions testify to the presence in his actions of signs of the crime provided for in Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (State charge). Namely – in the context of harming the information security of Ukraine. Also, according to the materials of SBU investigators, narratives of Russian information propaganda were repeatedly spread on the broadcasts of the TV channel “NASH” controlled by Murayev. Because of this, as well as because of inciting ethnic and religious enmity, fines were imposed on the TV channel. Currently, all seized materials have been submitted for examination. Further procedural actions will be taken based on their results.
The measures were carried out by the investigators of the SBU Office in Kyiv and the Kyiv region under the operational support of the Department for the Protection of National Statehood and under the procedural guidance of the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office.