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 Melnychenko Sent to Security Service Pre-Trial Detention Center

The Office of Attorney General (AGO) charges ex-major of State Protection Administration Mykola Melnychenko with divulging state secret.

According toUkrainian news, Melnychenko's lawyer Mykola Nedilko stated that theinvestigation involving Melnychenko in the building of the MainInvestigation Department of the AGO took place until 10 p.m.October 24,

During the investigation and in the presence of counsel,Melnychenko was charged in a criminal case that had previously beenopened in his regard by the Attorney General'sOffice.

After thatMelnychenko was sent to the detention center of the SecurityService of Ukraine (SSU) in Kyiv at Askold lane where he will bekept until the Shevchenko district court of Kyiv decides on hismeasure of restraint.

The lawyer saidthat the court must consider the matter within two days after thedetention and predicted that Melnichenko will wither be arrested orbe placed on recognisance not to leave.

The lawyer alsosaid that he had no reason to believe that the court hearing willbe held behind closed doors.

As reportedpreviously, on October 25 ex-major Mykola Melnychenko was detainedin Boryspil airport by border patrol and the Security Service uponhis arrival from the U.S.

The SSU reportedthat the Central Investigation Department on request from theAttorney General's Office is investigating a criminal case againstMykola Melnychenko of offenses under Part 2 of Article 328(disclosure of state secrets), Part 1 of Art. 358 (forgery) andpart 3. Art. 365 (abuse of power).

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n221544