Owner of burnt-out senior center in Kyiv region faces up to eight years in prison, - police

The National Police has opened criminal proceedings under Part 2 of the Article 270 (Violation of fire safety regulations) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine into the fire that broke out in the home for the aged in the village of Lytochki in the Brovary district of the Kyiv region and resulted in deaths of 17 people.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, this was said by Acting Head of the National Police Directorate in the Kyiv region Dmytro Holovin at a briefing.

"Today, citizen Dmytrenko will be served notice of suspicion of committing crime under Part 2 of the Article 270 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Violation of fire safety regulations resulting in deaths of people, large-scale damage to property or other grave consequences). We are going to file a petition to the court with the support of the Prosecutor General's Office today or tomorrow to impose a pretrial confinement against him," Holovin said.

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He noted that the law enforcement agencies were carrying out investigation to identify the cause of fire.

"The punishment for such offense is three to eight years in prison. I can say that more than 25 expert examinations have been assigned at present. More than 26 people including witnesses and relatives have been questioned as at 9 a.m. today. The raids are underway. The documents including agreements and medical records have been seized for examination," 112 Ukraine TV channel quoted Holovin as saying.

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