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Ukrainian ex-Minister Tabachnyk suspected of treason

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The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced a suspicion of treason against former Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Tabachnik. According to the text of the message on the department’s website, Tabachnik helped the heads of the Russian-controlled parts of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.

In particular, it is alleged that Tabachnik provided contacts between the acting governor of the Kherson region Vladimir Saldo and the acting governor of the Zaporozhye region Yevgeny Balitsky with the Deputy Minister of Health of Russia “to organize processes in the healthcare sector.”

In addition, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Tabachnik corresponded with Saldo to arrange his meeting with the “Minister from Crimea” to resolve the issue of creating an “emergency service”, signing a cooperation agreement with the Department of Internal Affairs in the Kherson region and creating the “112” service . The report also provides information about Tabachnik’s alleged contacts with the Russian authorities.

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Dmitry Tabachnik headed the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine under President Viktor Yanukovych from December 2010 to February 2014. Prior to that, he was twice Deputy Prime Minister in the Ukrainian government – in 2002-2005 and 2006-2007, was elected to the Verkhovna Rada in 1998, 2002 and 2007. After Euromaidan, the SBU put the former minister on the wanted list on suspicion of misappropriation and embezzlement of property. Also, Tabachnik was included in the “black list” of the European Union – his assets in the EU are frozen, entry into the territory of the Union is prohibited.

Source: Rosbalt

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