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 Deputy Health Minister Vasylyshyn bailed out, - lawyer

Defenders of Deputy Minister of Health Roman Vasylyshyn, who is suspected of bribe extortion, said a bail in the amount of 2,856,000 hryvnia (about $114,000) has been posted for their client.

Lawyer Mykola Shupenia told Ukrainski Novyny, Censor.NET reports.

"I do not know who has posted a bail. Most likely, it was his daughter," he said.

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According to Shupenia, a procedure for Vasylyshyn's release on bail is currently underway, while the appeal against his arrest is also ready to be filed.

As previously reported, Deputy Minister of Health Roman Vasylyshyn was detained June 8 while accepting a bribe. Following the detention, the prosecutor's office started investigative activities in the Ministry of Health.

According to PGO, Vasylyshyn received about 50,000 to 100,000 hryvnia (approx. $2,000 to $4,000) weekly for surgeries in Oleksandrivska hospital in Kyiv.

July 8, the Dniprovskyi district court of Kyiv imposed pretrial confinement against Deputy Minister of Health Roman Vasylyshyn, suspected of bribe-taking, and set a bail of 2.8 million hryvnia (about $112,000).


 
 
 
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