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OSCE workers sentenced for high treason in Donbass

The Supreme Court of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) on Monday sentenced two employees of the now-defunct Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) monitoring mission, for high treason. In two separate cases, a translator with the mission, Maksim Petrov, and one of its employees, Dmitry Shabanov, were found …

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Russia may expand definition of ‘treason’

Russia’s criminal code could be expanded to include an article that outlaws public calls to actions aimed at undermining the country’s security. On Monday, a parliamentary committee recommended that MPs approve a draft law on the matter. The draft law envisages a fine of up to 500,000 rubles (around $8,000) …

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Ex-president charged with treason

The anti-EU former Moldovan President Igor Dodon, detained on suspicion of “passive corruption, illegal financing of political parties [and] illicit enrichment,” is now facing four criminal charges his lawyer revealed on Wednesday. They include corruption and treason. The day before, Dodon, who headed the country from 2016-2020, was arrested, for 72 hours, the country’s anti-corruption authority revealed. The …

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Ukraine accuses mayor of treason

Ukrainian authorities have cited the acceptance of humanitarian aid from Russia as one of the grounds to charge the mayor of a town in Kharkov Region with treason on Friday. Ivan Stolbovoy, the mayor of Balakleya, is accused of urging the city council to cooperate with Russian troops and announcing …

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Ex-president’s assets arrested amid high treason case

Ukraine’s former president, Petro Poroshenko, has had his assets frozen by a court amid a high treason case over financial dealings with separatists. Poroshenko says he’ll fight to clear his name on his return home from Poland. Poroshenko’s assets were arrested by a Kiev court on Thursday. They reportedly include …

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