The Security Service of Ukraine accused designer Artemy Lebedev of justifying the war and denying Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine.
According to the SBU, Lebedev illegally entered the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, where he filmed a “custom report for the Kremlin media resources” on the seizure of the power facility, and then distributed the material to his audience on social networks.
As a result, the SBU accused Lebedev of “justifying, recognizing as lawful, denying the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, glorifying its participants.”
Last July, Lebedev actually went to the occupied territory of Ukraine. He published a photo from the Donbass, from the roof of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Lebedev called visiting the occupied places "the little joys of a full life." At the same time, Lebedev has been banned from entering Ukraine since 2017 for a period of five years.
“Greetings from the roof of the 6th power unit of the Zaporozhye NPP! Lebedev wrote . — I love to travel and I like to visit rare and interesting places. I also have one more weakness - I like to give a shit about authority. Here it’s a super combo – to get to a nuclear power plant (it’s always not easy) on the territory of Ukraine, where Zelensky’s personal decree banned me from entering from January of this year for another five years! From such small joys, a full life should consist.
At the end of February of this year, Lebedev's YouTube channel was blocked . On his channel, Lebedev has repeatedly criticized Alexei Navalny, including his investigation into his own poisoning. He argued that the state did not have the task of poisoning the politician, on the contrary, they were watching him so that nothing happened, "you never know, what a provocation." According to him, the FSB officers were “preparing to be poisoned,” so Navalny was monitored by chemists in order to carry out some “events” if something happened. As a result, according to Lebedev, "someone" poisoned Navalny with Novichok.