"On Nov. 5, 2018, at 9 a.m., the Holosiivskyi district court of Kyiv held a bail hearing for Valerii Chornobuk, the former head of the Court of Appeal of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea under the motion of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Upon consideration of the motion, the suspect was placed in pre-trial custody," spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office, Andrii Lysenko wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.
Chornobuk was detained on high treason charges by the officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Kyiv on Nov. 3. On July 11, 2018, members of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Security Service of Ukraine raided the former judge’s home.
Chornobuk denies all allegations of providing support to the occupying authorities of Crimea saying that after the peninsula was occupied, he was "forced to leave his post" and move to his family living in the city of Dnipro.