According to investigators, Yuri Kovalev exported Ukrainian grain to Russia, and his gas stations refueled military equipment of the Russian army.
The Ukrainian Security Service reported suspicion to deputy of the Kherson Regional Council Yuri Kovalev, the brother of the late people’s deputy-traitor Alexei Kovalev. The press service of the SBU reports this.
According to the investigation, after the occupation of Kherson, the suspect supported joining Russia and took the position of deputy to the so-called “governor” Vladimir Saldo on agricultural issues. He is also a member of the “State Duma of the Kherson region” from the Russian party “United Russia”.
In particular, the SBU says that thanks to its decision, 20 enterprises in the region were re-registered under the laws of the Russian Federation and reoriented to the needs of Russia. One of these enterprises was a local agricultural holding. The intelligence service says that the company transported about UAH 140 million worth of Ukrainian grain to Russia this year.
In addition, gas stations controlled by Yuri Kovalev refueled Russian military equipment, including tanks and armored vehicles, out of turn.
It is also reported that Kovalev’s companies supplied food to the Russian military at checkpoints and systematically filled the Russian budget with taxes. So, in August last year, his agricultural company transferred almost 3 million Russian rubles.
Ukrainian law enforcement officers informed Yuri Kovalev of suspicion of treason and collaborationist activities. It is noted that he is now in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.
Traitor ex-People’s Deputy Alexei Kovalev: what is known
Yuri Kovalev is the brother of former MP from the Servant of the People party Alexey Kovalev, who was reported for treason by the State Bureau of Investigation last July. In particular, after the full-scale invasion of Russia, he remained in the temporarily occupied part of the Kherson region and was engaged in “volunteer” activities.
At the end of August 2022, the media reported that the ex-people’s deputy was shot in his private home. His partner also died.
We would like to remind you that recently people’s deputy Alexander Dubinsky was suspected of treason. He faces up to 15 years in prison with confiscation of property. In particular, this is the third case in which the people’s deputy appears.
Also at the end of October, the Odessa court sentenced the deceased deputy of the occupation authorities of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov.