Ex-head of Motor Sich Boguslayev stripped of title of honorary citizen of Zaporozhye

A person who collaborated with the Russians cannot be an honorary citizen, the City Council believes.


The city council of Zaporizhzhia decided to deprive Vyacheslav Boguslaev of the title of honorary citizen of the city.

According to the city council secretary Anatoly Kurtev, on Friday the deputies supported a number of important decisions. One of them concerned Boguslaev.

“Another decision is to deprive Vyacheslav Boguslayev of the title of Honorary Citizen. A person who collaborated with the Russians cannot be an honorary resident of a glorious Cossack city. Thanks to the deputies who supported this initiative,” he said.

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It should be noted that Boguslaev also still has the title of Hero of Ukraine (since 2000, the title of Honorary Citizen of the Zaporozhye region, a number of orders, medals and state awards.

The case of the head of Motor Sich – what you need to know

In October, it became known about the detention by the Security Service of Ukraine of the president of the Motor Sich company, ex-people’s deputy Vyacheslav Boguslaev, who had Russian citizenship since 2000.

He was declared suspected of collaboration and complicity with the aggressor state. According to the case file, he continued to supply engines and other spare parts to Russian attack helicopters during the full-scale war, helping the enemy shell Ukrainian cities and villages. The SBU published recordings of Boguslayev’s telephone conversations, which confirm his cooperation with the enemy.

In February, the Security Service of Ukraine informed him of a new suspicion due to cooperation with Russian terrorists. According to investigators, he financed the “DPR”, in particular, through the payment of “taxes” and “fees” to the budget of this terrorist organization.

On March 8, journalists made public the conversations of the traitor Boguslayev, which he, while still in the status of president of Motor Sich, had with influential representatives of the Russian military-industrial complex.

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