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"Fixer" producing fakes about the war in Ukraine for a Russian media detained in Kyiv

19.04.2023, 13:42
Photo: SBU
Photo: SBU

The Security Service of Ukraine detained a Kyiv local who worked as a "fixer" for the pro-Kremlin news agency and helped the Russian Federation produce fakes about the war in Ukraine. This was reported on the SBU website.

According to the investigation, the man was providing the Russian media outlet with "falsified and distorted information about the events in Ukraine, including the alleged exacerbation of internal strife in Kyiv following Russian missile strikes on the city."

In addition, he publicly supported the actions of the Russian occupiers and denied their crimes in Buch, Irpen and Izyum.

" representatives used the disinformation they received from him to produce fake news about the war in Ukraine. He also promoted anti-Ukrainian narratives, including the ones banned in Ukraine, on his own social media pages," the message reads.

The Security Service of Ukraine reports that their linguistic examination has confirmed the facts of sabotage activities targeting the state by the person in question.

During the searches, computer equipment and a mobile phone containing evidence of criminal activities were found in his possession.

The man was notified of suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 436-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (justification, recognition as legitimate, denial of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine, glorification of its participants).

An investigation is working to establish all the circumstances of the crime.

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