A criminal proceeding for treason has been initiated against the former head of the Vinnytsa National Police Anton Shevtsov. Press secretary of the SSU Yelena Gitlyanskaya stated that on her Facebook page, - reports UNIAN.
"Few details on Shevtsov: criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code (treason) has been registered, investigations are going on," - stated the report.
As previously reported, on March 17th the SSU detained the former police head in Vinnitsa region, who tried to flee to Russia. Earlier, the SSU had reviewed statement on the Chief of the National Police Office in Vinnitsa region Anton Shevtsov regarding his involvement in separatism and did not confirm this information.
The scandal with A. Shevtsov started after his photos with the Russian deputy and boxer Nikolai Valuev on the background of the Russian tricolor were found in social networks, as well as his son’s photos in the Crimea on the background of occupational RF equipment. In addition, the Russian TV showed a video where the Ukrainian police officer with the St. George's ribbon took part in the parade on the Victory Day in Sevastopol. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov demanded to dismiss Anton Shevtsov immediately.