Ukraine charged 48 Crimean judges with treason

14:40 23 June Kyiv, Ukraine

Investigators have already filed 48 charges of treason against Ukrainian judges with the court, the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol reported.

The Ukrainian prosecutor's office announced on June 16 that 47 out of 48 defendants would be tried in absentia.

In addition, the prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol suspects 175 judges from Crimea of treason.

Criminal proceedings have been initiated, in particular, against such illegal "judges" on the peninsula: Yevgeny Borisenko, Maxim Sych, Nadezhda Shkolnaya, Olga Morozko, Marina Nikishchenko, Igor Brazhnik, Igor Yanin, Andrey Kulishov, Anna Timofeeva, Viktor, Viktor, Anna Redko , Irina Kagitina, Eduard Belousov, Denis Didenko, Olga Gurina, Lyubov Dyachenko, Alexei Tikhopoy, Andrey Kulishov, Sergei Ivanov, Irina Bereshchanskaya, Irina Erokhin and Eduard Pikul.

The department also reported that since February 2022, the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv has not set a date for a new hearing in the case of the former chairman of the Court of Appeal of Crimea, Valeriy Chernobuk, accused of treason, due to martial law introduced in Ukraine.

Valeriy Chernobuk is the only judge from Crimea suspected of treason who is within reach of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies. The prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol sent an indictment to the court back in October 2019. As of the beginning of 2022, the hearing of the case was at the stage of interviewing witnesses.