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Former Ukrainian MP Murayev served suspicion of state treason

Former Ukrainian MP Murayev served suspicion of state treason Yevhen Murayev (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

According to the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), former Member of Parliament Yevhen Murayev has been informed of the suspicion of committing state treason. He used the television channel "Nash" to spread Russian propaganda in Ukraine.

According to the investigation, Murayev used the television channel "Nash," which was under his control, to disseminate Kremlin narratives in the information space of Ukraine.

Thus, the former MP deliberately utilized his own television channel to manipulate public opinion among Ukrainians in the interests of Russia.

As stated by the SBU, this primarily involved presenting distorted information about the internal situation in Ukraine and its perception on the international arena. In February 2022, sanctions were imposed by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (RNBO) against Murayev's television channel.

Law enforcement officials add that after examinations, the facts of the former MP's criminal activities against Ukraine's national security have been definitively confirmed.

Currently, comprehensive measures are being taken to establish all the circumstances of the crimes. Murayev faces up to 15 years of imprisonment for his actions.

Murayev's party is banned in Ukraine

Last summer, a Ukrainian court banned the party "Nashi," led by former MP Yevhen Murayev.

In addition, in the autumn of 2022, SBU employees conducted a series of searches at Murayev's residences and offices. During the searches, cash in Russian rubles, weapons, as well as computer equipment and mobile phones with evidence of illegal actions, were found.

Interestingly, even before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia, it was reported in the UK that the Kremlin planned to create a "puppet" government in Ukraine.

At that time, the British claimed that former MP Murayev was being considered a potential leader for the government controlled by Russia in Ukraine.