Moscow court arrests Ukraine's intelligence chief Budanov in absentia for second time
Moscow's Basmanny Court has ruled on the arrest in absentia of the head of Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate, Kyrylo Budanov
This is reported by the Russian propaganda agency TASS.
"The Russian investigative authorities accuse the head of the Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate, Kyrylo Budanov, of involvement in 104 terrorist acts," the statement says.
Given this, the court arrested Budanov in absentia for the second time on charges of a series of terrorist attacks.
According to the Mediazona project, Budanov is accused, in particular, of a terrorist attack with significant damage committed by a group of people and another terrorist attack committed by a group of people. Such articles were listed by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in October. The arrest in the Basmanny Court is geographically related to the cases handled by the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee.
- In April, the so-called law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation charged Kyrylo Budanov with four articles "in the case of the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge". In this case, Budanov is accused of creating a terrorist group, a terrorist attack committed by a group of people, and possession of weapons and explosives. The Lefortovsky court arrested him in absentia.
- In December, it became known that the Russian Interior Ministry had put Budanov on the wanted list. The Main Intelligence Directorate noted that one should not look for logic in the actions of Russian "law enforcement" and that such decisions are an element of propaganda support.