The Galitsky District Court of Lvov sentenced Russian journalist Yulia Vityazeva (Yulia Lozanova) in absentia to 11 years in prison with confiscation of property, as follows from the court card.
She was charged with Part 6 of Article 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Information cooperation in the aggressor state and/or its occupation administration”) and Parts 2 and 3 436-2 of the Criminal Code (“Justification, denial of armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine”).
According to investigators, after leaving for Russia, Vityazeva “actively began publishing anti-Ukrainian messages and justifying the actions” of Russia. In addition, she appears on Russian television, where she “denies the occupation of Ukraine and glorifies the Russian authorities.”
“Suspilne” writes that Yulia Vityazeva is originally from Odessa; in 2015 she moved to Russia. According to RBC, in 2020, Vityazeva received Russian citizenship. She works for NewsFront, which has been under US sanctions since 2021. In March 2023, the Latvian Foreign Ministry added her to the list of persona non grata who supported Russian aggression in Ukraine.
In August of this year, it also became known that Vityazeva testified against the writer Dmitry Glukhovsky in the case of military “fakes.” Radio Liberty indicates that, among other things, she runs a telegram channel with more than 80 thousand subscribers, where she speaks from radically pro-war positions.
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