Translated by Ollie Richardson
Employees of the SBU, police, and one of the “patriotic” organizations in the Ovidiopolsky district arrested a man suspected of distributing communist symbols – flags of the USSR and Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Activists of the public organization “Police of Public Security” managed to find out that the man sells flags forbidden in Ukraine. They immediately reported about it to employees of the police and SBU.
The resident of the Odessa region is faces 10 years for selling Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic flags
To arrest of such a dangerous criminal was done with all seriousness: undercover purchases were made, and then the apartment of the man was searched, where more flags with a sickle and a hammer were found.
The man was arrested, and criminal proceedings were started according to part 2 of Article 436-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (production and distribution of communist symbols), prescribes punishment in the form of imprisonment for a period of 5 to 10 years.
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