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Deputy Yurchyshyn asks the SBU and the Prosecutor General's Office to investigate propagandist Panchenko

22.12.2022, 10:12
Photo: Diana Panchenko's Telegram channel
Photo: Diana Panchenko's Telegram channel

"Holos" deputy Yaroslav Yurchyshyn called on the Security Service of Ukraine and the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to start a pre-trial investigation into the actions of Diana Panchenko, the ex-host of the pro-Russian TV channel NewsOne, who released a video filmed in temporarily occupied Donetsk and Mariupol on December 15.

Yurchyshyn sent an according statement to law enforcement bodies and posted it on his Telegram channel.

"I am filing statements regarding Diana Panchenko to the SBU and the Prosecutor General's Office. The 'Russian world' propagandist filmed a story in temporarily occupied Ukrainian cities wherein Ukrainians from Donetsk and ruined Mariupol are justifying Russia's aggression," Yurchyshyn said.

The deputy considers Panchenko's actions to be a criminal offense provided for in the second part of Article 436-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine: justification, recognition as legitimate, denial of the Russian Federation's armed aggression against Ukraine, glorification of its participants. The sanction of the article provides for up to two years of community service, up to six months of arrest, or up to three years in prison.

Yurchyshyn also requests an official investigation into whether Panchenko's actions could constitute a criminal offense under Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (high treason) or any other criminal offense against the foundations of Ukraine's national security.

"I hope for a prompt response and consistent action from our law enforcers regarding this lover of compromising with the occupiers," wrote Yaroslav Yurchyshyn.

As IMI reported, on December 12, Diana Panchenko, former host of the pro-Russian TV channel NewsOne, reported that she had visited occupied Donetsk and posted a photo near the city's stele. Later, she released a video report from Donetsk and Mariupol.

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