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 Lutsk resident sentenced to five years in prison for social media calls to protect "Malorossiya" and divide Ukraine

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The city court of Lutsk, the Volyn region, has sentenced a man who called on VKontakte social medium to seize state authority to five years in prison.

Censor.NET reports citing Volynski Novyny.

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The suspect created an account in VKontakte social media, Volodymyr Yakubovskyi, and was sharing materials that called to violent power grab and activities aimed at changing the state border of Ukraine and in violation of the Constitution of Ukraine. He conducted these activities between February 2014 and July 2015.

One of the man's posts included a call to Don and Kuban Cossacks to protect "Malorossiya" from "Bandera fascists," i.e. participate in the violence aimed at a power grab.

The man also called to pass Western Ukraine on to Poland, Zakarpattia to Hungary, the Chernivtsi region to Romania, i.e. called to change the state borders of Ukraine.

The suspect pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison without confiscation of property.

 
 
 
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