The leader of the banned Communist Party, Symonenko, received suspicion from the SBU

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Leader of the banned Communist Party Symonenko received suspicion from the SBU


< p>The Security Service gathered an evidence base on Petro Symonenko – a former People's Deputy, head of the banned Communist Party of Ukraine, who supported the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. The SBU press service reports this.

During the occupation of Kyiv region, he appealed to the top military and political leadership of Russia regarding his "evacuation" to the aggressor country.

In order to take Simonenko and his family out of the village of Berezivka in Makarivskyi district, which was seized at the time, the Kremlin ordered to send a Russian special forces unit there.

The chief communist of Ukraine personally met the Russian special forces, and then settled him in his own house and provided him with food.

From March 4 to 8, 2022, the occupation special unit took Simonenko and his relatives through enemy checkpoints to the territory of Belarus.

From there he moved to Russia, where he was appointed deputy chairman of the "Central Committee of the international communist association "Union of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union".

This pro-Kremlin organization is under the control of the Russian Communist Party, led by its leader – Russian State Duma deputy Gennady Zyuganov.

According to his instructions, Simonenko launched a public campaign in support of Moscow's aggressive policy.

In October In 2022, the former deputy took part in the so-called “22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties”, which was held in the city of Havana, Cuba.

Speaking at the “forum”, Symonenko tried to legitimize the seizure of part of the territory of Ukraine and the activities of the terrorist “LDNR”. forum” which took place in Minsk.

There he spoke in favor of continuing the aggressive war against Ukraine and justified the Kremlin's narratives regarding the use of tactical nuclear weapons by the Russian Federation.

Symonenko was informed of the suspicion of by two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine:

  • ch. 3 Art. 109 (public calls for violent change or overthrow of the constitutional system or for the seizure of state power using mass media);
  • ch. 3 Art. 436-2 (justification, recognition as legitimate, denial of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which began in 2014, including by presenting the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine as an internal civil conflict with the use of mass media;).

Prepared by: Serhiy Daga