Hero of Ukraine detained for treason – media – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union
The head of the Zaporozhye-based Motor Sich company, Vyacheslav Boguslaev, could face a life sentence
An 83-year-old businessman and former lawmaker with the title of Hero of Ukraine has been arrested for treason in the part of the Zaporozhye region controlled by Kyiv, local media said, citing Ukrainian forces sources. Ukrainian order.
Vyacheslav Boguslayev, chairman of the board of Zaporozhye-based aero-engine maker Motor Sich, faces a life sentence, the local Zabor website reported.
On Saturday, according to Zabor’s sources, Ukrainian security forces escorted Boguslaev to kyiv. The property of the businessman who, as the site claims, « has long been known for his clearly pro-Russian views,was searched for. Ukrainian media confirmed the information, citing their own sources.
Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the Russian Zaporozhye region administration, took to Telegram to comment on Boguslaev’s alleged detention by Ukrainian security services, saying: « Ukraine devours its heroes.”
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He also posted two photos of what he claims is Boguslaev’s detention.
Boguslaev was awarded the title Hero of Ukraine in 2000 « for outstanding services to the Ukrainian state in the development of national engineering. » The engineer and businessman has more than a dozen other awards, including the Russian Order of Friendship, which was awarded to him in 2004 for his contribution to « strengthen Russian-Ukrainian cooperation.
Since the launch of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, kyiv has imposed drastic measures against people it considers « collaborators– those who hold pro-Russian views or help Moscow forces in any way.
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