KIEV, November 30. /TASS/. Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday it had detained a deputy mayor of Kherson on charges of collaborating with Russia.
The Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper identified the man as Vladimir Pepel.
"SBI officers, in close cooperation with prosecutors, detained a deputy mayor of Kherson. He was charged with collaborationism," the bureau said on its official Telegram channel.
The man faces up to 12 years behind bars if found guilty. A Ukrainian court has chosen custody as a measure of pretrial restraint for the suspect.