Ukraine’s SBU arrests judge in Cherkasy Oblast for justifying Russian aggression

Ukraine’s SBU security service has exposed the head of the Zvenyhorodka District Court in Cherkasy Oblast for denying Russia’s armed aggression and its war crimes, the agency reported on Telegram on July 5.

The official also supported the Russian-occupation of the town of Melitopol in Zaporizhzhya Oblast and Crimea, and called for the introduction of “Russian legislation” there.

The suspect also called the Russian missile strike on an apartment building in the city of Dnipro in January 2023 “collateral damage” in the war.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office said the suspect had repeatedly justified Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine, which began back in 2014.

The woman called the captured territories of Ukraine “liberated,” the invaders “ours,” and Crimea “part of Russia.”

She falsely claimed that the city of Mariupol had been shelled by Ukrainian military, not Russian.