A court in Lvov sentenced Russian journalist Yulia Vityazeva (real name Yulia Lozanova) to 11 years in prison with confiscation of property.
She was found guilty of “information cooperation with Russia,” as well as “justifying the entry of Russian troops into Ukraine.”
According to the verdict, Vityazeva owns a share of the NewsFront company, which is “a source of disinformation and propaganda.” Previously, the United States, Japan and Australia imposed sanctions against the organization.
The document also says that Vityazeva, in her Telegram channel, “actively publishes anti-Ukrainian publications, raises funds for the Russian occupation forces,” and also supports Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine. In addition, she appears on Russian television, where she “denies the occupation of Ukraine and glorifies the Russian authorities.”
Vityazeva is a native of Odessa. According to RBC, in 2015 she moved to Russia, and in 2020 she received Russian citizenship. Her telegram channel has more than 77 thousand subscribers.
In August it became known that Vityazeva testified against the writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, who was accused of so-called fakes about the army. Subsequently, a Russian court sentenced the writer in absentia to 8 years in prison.