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Russia puts former Ukrainian Justice Minister Petrenko on wanted list

2 May, 2024 Thursday
17:56

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has put former Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko, who headed the ministry from 2014 to 2019, on the wanted list

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This was reported by the Russian propaganda agency RIA Novosti with reference to the agency's database.

"Petrenko Pavlo Dmytrovych, 17.07.1979. He is wanted under the article of the Criminal Code," the statement reads.

The article under which he is wanted is not disclosed.

For reference: Pavlo Petrenko was the Minister of Justice of Ukraine from February 27, 2014 to August 29, 2019.

He was an active participant of the Euromaidan revolution. On February 27, 2014, he became a member of Arseniy Yatsenyuk's Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and headed the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

On February 28, he was approved by acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov as a permanent member of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. Then he was a minister under the presidencies of Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

  • In December last year, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs put the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Kyrylo Budanov, on the wanted list. The intelligence agency urged not to look for logic in the actions of the Russians. "This is support for propaganda. Budanov has a whole collection of such idiotic decisions. This is another indicator of the effective work of the intelligence and Budanov personally. The main decision ahead is the decision of the international tribunal regarding the actions of Russian war criminals," said the agency's representative Andriy Yusov.

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