A trial has begun in Moscow over a local resident who was accused of spreading "fake news" about the Russian army after participating in a Radio Liberty street poll. According to Sota, at the first meeting, a representative of the prosecutor's office read out the indictment, according to which the defendant Yuri Kokhovets "expresses a negative attitude towards the SVO, and characterizes the actions of the Russian army as criminal" and thereby "spread deliberately false information about the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation."
Kokhovets is under house arrest.
Last summer, a Muscovite, answering questions from a Radio Liberty correspondent who stopped him on the street, spoke about his attitude to the war. In a video published in July, Kokhovets says that the conflict in Ukraine was unleashed by “our government, Putin and his gop company”, Russia “bombed shopping centers, in Bucha civilians were shot by our military from Buryatia, from Dagestan for no reason at all.”