Occupation court in Crimea fines a woman for wishing Ukraine victory after a denunciation by a "blogger"
The Kyiv District Court of Simferopol fined local woman Natalia Sadovska 40,000 rubles (about 20,000 hryvnias) for "discrediting" the Russian army (Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation), the RFE/RL project Krym.Realii reports.
The woman faced a fine for a message in her apartment building's Telegram group chat. In it, Sadovska wrote in Ukrainian: "May our prayers be heard and become the strongest armor and protection of every Ukrainian, every warrior! Everything for Ukraine's victory."
The protocol was drawn up after pro-Russian blogger Oleksandr Talipov wrote a denunciation. He also posted a video of Sadovska's "public apology".
Pro-Russian Crimean blogger Alexandr Talipov posts personal data of pro-Ukrainian Crimeans on his Telegram channel. Crimeans are facing administrative and criminal responsibility for "discrediting" the Russian army thanks to Talipov.
As IMI reported, in September 2022, the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol City opened a case against Talipov under the article "inciting national enmity and hatred."
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