Ukraine sentences Putin’s representative to 13 years in prison in absentia

Kyiv Svyatoshinsky district administration sentenced the authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation, Oleg Belaventsev, to 13 years in prison in the so-called "Crimean Federal District" trial in absentia, reported Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on Facebook.

The court found Belaventsev guilty of committing an encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, incitement to high treason and waging an aggressive war against Ukraine.

The investigation proved that from February to March 2014, Belaventsev was in Crimea and, by prior agreement with other Russian Federation authorities, helped the Russian military personnel to cooperate with the Russian Cossack military societies.

This cooperation was aimed at violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, "by waging aggressive war to organize the occupation and the subsequent annexation of the territory of the Crimea peninsula, which led to dire consequences in the form of a violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine."

At the same time, Belaventsev incited Ukrainian military to commit treason.

  Russia, Putin, Ukraine, Lutsenko, Crimea, Kyiv

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