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August 8, 2022 3:59 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

The State Investigation Bureau reported on Aug. 8 that Mykhailo Yezhel, former Defense Minister, was charged with high treason. Yezhel was among the signators of the so-called Kharkiv Accords in 2010 that extended the stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine's Sevastopol until 2042 in exchange for a Russian gas discount.

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