Court imposes custody as a measure of restraint on Renat Kuzmin

Court imposes custody as a measure of restraint on Renat Kuzmin

The former MP is suspected of high treason, in particular, propaganda to the detriment of Ukraine

Based on the materials of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), the court imposed a pre-trial restraint on former MP Renat Kuzmin in the form of custody (in absentia) without an alternative in the form of bail.

This was reported by the press service of the Bureau.

He is suspected of high treason. As part of the pre-trial investigation, SBI officers found that the MP had posted propaganda materials in the media to the detriment of Ukraine before and after the beginning of the full-scale invasion of russia.

"In particular, starting in March 2021 and even after russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Renat Kuzmin voiced propaganda in his speeches, messages on social media, as well as on his own website. His goal was to create anti-Ukrainian sentiment in society and informational influence to the detriment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability and security of the state," the statement said.

The suspect's actions are classified under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (high treason), which provides for a sentence of up to 15 years in prison with confiscation of property.

Procedural supervision is provided by the Prosecutor General's Office.

Background. Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky deprived Viktor Medvedchuk, vladimir putin's compadre, and his associates Andriy Derkach, Taras Kozak, and Renat Kuzmin of Ukrainian citizenship.

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