The criminal case was opened under Part 2 of Art. 354, paragraph "b" part 2 of Art. 282, paragraph "a" part 2 of Art. 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public calls to unleash an aggressive war; actions aimed at inciting hatred or enmity on the grounds of nationality; public dissemination under the guise of reliable messages of deliberately false information about the actions of the armed forces of the Russian Federation). The maximum punishment under these articles is up to 10 years in prison.
The Investigative Committee claims that on the air of the Ukrainian TV channel (the name is not specified), Gordon “called for an armed attack on the Russian Federation and unleashing an aggressive war against it using nuclear weapons,” as well as “for the destruction of citizens of the Russian Federation on the grounds of nationality, language and origin".
In addition, the Sledkom has complaints about Gordon's dissemination of information about the crimes of the Russian military in Ukraine. The department called publications about the bombing and shelling of civilian infrastructure and civilians, which are the armed forces of the Russian Federation, "deliberately false information."
The Investigative Committee said that it was now conducting examinations to evaluate Gordon's statements, and threatened to "take measures to put him on the wanted list."
Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon addressed Putin after the opening of a criminal case against him in Russia.
"Vladimir Putin, you will not intimidate either Ukraine or me! The criminal here is not me! The Nazi criminal is you! And you will sit on the new tribunal in the same place where the Nazis sat! Judgment awaits you not only on earth, but also in heaven! You and your henchmen will burn in hell! The enemy will be defeated, victory will be ours! Glory to Ukraine!" Gordon stated.
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