Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office announced the charges against former PM Azarov
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Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office announced the charges against former PM Azarov

Office of the Prosecutor General
Mykola Azarov

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) investigators have completed the investigation into ex-PM Mykola Azarov. He is accused of calling for the overthrow of the government in Ukraine and providing informational support to the aggressor country of the Russian Federation.

What is known about the charges and the case against Azarov

According to the representatives of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych's former head of the government, has been in the territory of the aggressor country of the Russian Federation since 2014.

Azarov carries out active information activities in favour of the criminal Kremlin regime with the help of the Russian media and the Internet.

In particular, he actively and regularly participates in Russian propaganda talk shows, spreading theses of Kremlin propaganda aimed at discrediting the Ukrainian government.

In the videos that were posted on the "Inaya Pravda" ["Another Truth" in English — Ed] YouTube channel and Russian media portals, the former PM justifies the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and the occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine, representatives of the Prosecutor General's Office emphasise.

The ex-PM cynically calls the mass atrocities of the Russian occupation army in Bucha in the Kyiv region in the spring of 2022 a fake.

He repeats the calls of the Kremlin regime about the need for so-called "denazification" and the overthrow of the current government in Ukraine.

He assures that Putin's special operation saved Donetsk from capture by "preventing this tragedy."

What sentence threatens Azarov

The indictment in the criminal proceedings against the former Ukraine PM's was sent to the court. He is accused of:

  • public calls for violent change and overthrow of the constitutional order;

  • implementation of information activities in cooperation with the aggressor state and justification;

  • the recognition as a legal one and the denial of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine.

Azarov faces up to 12 years in prison.

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