Debaltseve mayor to be tried for separatism and abetting terrorists – Prosecutor’s Office

Kyiv Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment against mayor of Debaltseve Volodymyr Protsenko, who is suspected of violation of territorial integrity of Ukraine.

It is reported by Censor.NET citing the press service of the Kyiv Prosecutor's Office.

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According to the statement, the pre-trial investigation established that when presiding at an extraordinary session of the Debaltseve City Council, Protsenko put the matter of allocating facilities for the so-called referendum on the independence of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" to vote.

"Realizing his criminal intent, he spoke at a meeting of the session calling to change the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine. His actions are qualified under pt. 2 Art. 110 of the Criminal Code (violation of territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine). The suspect is currently in custody," the Prosecutor's Office stated.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n333762