The court released Ukrtransnafta's First Deputy Director General Andrii Pasishnyk on personal recognizance.
Pasishnyk is obliged to come to interrogations when summoned by the investigators and refrain from contacts with former Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius.
Andrii Pasishnyk expressed confidence that the case against him would fall apart because of "absence of the crime in his actions," and promised that he would definitely become the Deputy Economy Minister after his acquittal. In turn, the anti-corruption prosecutor is going to appeal against the court's decision on his pretrial restriction.
As reported earlier, on Feb. 24, 2016 NABU detectives registered criminal proceedings under part 1 article 34 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (interference with activities of a state official) upon the fact of illegal influence by Pasishnyk over Abromavicius between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 with the purpose to take the post of deputy minister. On March 9 Pasishnyk was served a notice of suspicion.
Investigation of another criminal proceeding, concerning influence of a number of MPs over Economy Minister Abromavicius, initiated upon his statement, continues.