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 Court sentences Chernihiv resident to five years in prison for infringing Ukraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability, - PGO

Desnianskyi district court in Chernihiv has sentenced a local resident to five years in prison for repeatedly committed distribution of materials calling for change in the boundaries of the territory or the state border of Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.

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"The court found him guilty under Part 1 and 2 of the Article 110 of the Criminal Code. It was established that in June 2015, the person was repeatedly intentionally distributing in the Internet for a fee materials with appeals to commit acts in order to change the boundaries of the territory or the state border of Ukraine in violation of the order established by the Constitution," the statement reads.

"According to expert opinion, the distributed information contains public calls to take part in a warfare aimed at further expansion of the boundaries of the illegal self-proclaimed republic, which will contribute to violation of the state and constitutional order in Ukraine," the PGO noted.

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The defendant did not admit guilt of committing the alleged offense. Having agreed with the committed position of the public prosecution, the court sentenced the person to five years in prison with confiscation of property.
 
 
 
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