Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine conducted a series of searches at the flat and offices of the head of the banned pro-Russian party Nashi, Yevhen Murayev, his family and close associates.
As a result of investigative actions, cash, including Russian roubles, weapons, computer equipment and mobile phones were seized.
The search was carried out within criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code (treason).
Currently, Murayev is hiding from justice abroad. Nevertheless, the SBU officers initiated an independent examination of the politician's statements. Their conclusions indicate the presence of signs of a crime under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code (treason), particularly in the context of harming the information security of Ukraine.
"Also, according to the SBU files, the narratives of Russian information propaganda were repeatedly disseminated on the air of the TV channel Nash controlled by Murayev. For this reason, as well as due to inciting ethnic and religious hatred, the TV channel was fined," the SBU press service said.