According to him, the court ruled to extend the measure of restraint on Aug. 5.
As reported, Shepelev’s pre-trial detention was previously repeatedly extended by the Pechersk district court of Kyiv.
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.