SBU checking if former head of appeal court of Kyiv Chernushenko is FSB officer
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is checking authenticity of information that former head of the appeal court of Kyiv Anton Chernushenko is officer of the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB), SBU wrote on its Facebook page.
Advisor to SBU Head Yuriy Tandit gave the information on Hromadske TV.
He showed a package of documents – the case of officer of the USSR state security committee Anton Chernushenko. Tandit said that the package was handed by honest FSB officers to Ukrainian SBU.
"According to preliminary information that we would check, this person is Russia's FSB officer," he said.
He said that being outside Ukraine Chernushenko could be used in special forces' information operations against Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Public Prosecutor's Office had notified Chernushenko of being suspected of committing serious criminal offenses, and Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin asked the parliament to allow the arrest and detention of the judge.
Chernushenko is suspected of committing crimes under Part 2 of Article 376 (illegal interference with the automatic document-processing system of the court) and Part 2 of Article 375 (the issuance by a judge of knowingly unlawful court rulings) of the Ukrainian Criminal Code.