During the investigation and in the presence of counsel, Melnychenko was charged in a criminal case that had previously been opened in his regard by the Attorney General's Office.
The lawyer said that the court must consider the matter within two days after the detention and predicted that Melnichenko will wither be arrested or be placed on recognisance not to leave.
The lawyer also said that he had no reason to believe that the court hearing will be held behind closed doors.
As reported previously, on October 25 ex-major Mykola Melnychenko was detained in Boryspil airport by border patrol and the Security Service upon his arrival from the U.S.
The SSU reported that the Central Investigation Department on request from the Attorney General's Office is investigating a criminal case against Mykola Melnychenko of offenses under Part 2 of Article 328 (disclosure of state secrets), Part 1 of Art. 358 (forgery) and part 3. Art. 365 (abuse of power).