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Russia’s FSB Charges Man with ‘High Treason’ for ‘Donating Crypto to Ukraine’

today 10/30/2023
A man in Russia has been charged with high treason by the country's intelligence service, the FSB, for allegedly donating cryptocurrency to Ukraine's military. Alexander Vechirko, who is a Russian citizen but was born in Ukraine, was arrested in June and has now been formally charged. The FSB believes that Vechirko used cryptocurrency to transfer his personal funds through third parties in Ukraine. He is the first Russian to be charged with sending crypto donations to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The investigation is ongoing, and Vechirko has been denied bail and will remain in custody. There have been other recent cases in Russia involving individuals accused of sending funds to Ukraine through cryptocurrency.
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