According to her, Shepelev was detained by SBU officers on Feb. 8, 2018. They found several IDs on him including a permit of the member of the so-called "Ministry of State Security of the Donetsk People's Republic" and a passport of Ukrainian national in the name of Mykola Borukh. The Main Military Prosecutor's Office initiated pre-trial investigation against the detainee under part 1 of article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (high treason).
As reported, Shepelev was detained in Kyiv’s larger area on Feb. 8.
Shepelev was put on the international wanted list in late December 2012. He was detained in Hungary in July 2013 and extradited to Ukraine in March 2014.
However, ex-lawmaker escaped custody to evade criminal responsibility in July 2014 while international arrest warrant was issued for him on the same day.
The Russian law enforcers detained Shepelev in the Moscow Oblast on March 19, 2015 on charges brought against him in Ukraine. He was released from the Russian remand prison in August 2016.