Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine conducted a series of searches at the head of the banned pro-Russian Nashi party, former MP Yevgeny Muraev. This was reported on the website of the special services on Wednesday, November 30.
“The events were held at the places of residence and in the offices of Muraev himself and his relatives, as well as with his closest associates,” the message says.
It is indicated that the searches were carried out as part of criminal proceedings under the article on high treason (part 1 of article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Cash was seized, including in rubles, weapons, computer equipment and mobile phones.
The SBU noted that now Yevgeny Muraev is hiding from justice abroad. Despite this, the special service initiated an independent examination of the politician’s statements. Their conclusions testify to the presence in these actions of signs of a crime under the article on treason. Namely, in the context of harming the information security of Ukraine.
Also, according to the materials of the SBU investigators, narratives of Russian information propaganda were repeatedly disseminated on the airs of the NASH TV channel controlled by Muraev. Because of this, as well as inciting ethnic and religious hatred, fines were imposed on the TV channel.