Migration service turncoat charged for forcing Berdiansk residents to obtain Russian passports

Migration service turncoat charged for forcing Berdiansk residents to obtain Russian passports

Ukraine pressed charges in absentia against a former employee with Ukraine’s Migration Service, who participated in the forcible handout of Russian passports in the temporarily captured Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia region.

That’s according to the Prosecutor General's Office, Ukrinform reports.

Detectives learned that the suspect sided with the Russians after the full-scale invasion.

In June 2022, he voluntarily took the helm of the migration service unit in the so-called "internal affairs department in Berdiansk and Berdiansk district," illegally set up by the invaders.

In order to facilitate the establishment in the occupied territory of the aggressor state’s jurisdiction, he organized the operations of the so-called passportization points.  

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The local population was coerced to obtain Russian passports and gain Russian citizenship, the statement reads.

The turncoat was charged with high treason (Article 111 Part 2 of the Criminal Code).

As Ukrinform reported earlier, investigators charged with treason the former chief of the Vinnytsia Region PD Anton Shevtsov, who had been working for Russia’s FSB and helped the enemy agency plot plan of terrorist attacks against Ukrainian civilians.

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