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 Former Party of Regions MP Medianyk apprehended in Yefremov case, - Lutsenko

Former Party of Regions MP Volodymyr Medianyk was arrested under the case of the ex-head of Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

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"The PGO apprehended another defendant under Yefremov case - ex-MP Volodymyr Medianyk. The Pechersk court of Kyiv will consider request of the PGO for his detention at 9 a.m. Monday," he wrote.

"A session of the Court of Appeal in Yefremov case will also be held on Monday at 1:30 p.m.," Lutsenko said.

Medianyk originally comes from Luhansk. He was elected to the parliament in 2012 for majority district which includes part of the city of Luhansk and Krasnodon.

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Medianyk together with a group of MPs visited the Russian State Duma in September 2014. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine filed a case under Part 2 of Article 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine by representatives of the authorities).

As reported, on the morning of July 30, Yefremov was detained in Boryspil airport on suspicion of infringement of territorial integrity of Ukraine. The detention was intended to prevent possible escape of the suspect. In the evening the same day he was served with an indictment.

The PGO had detained former MP Yefremov previously. He had been arrested with the possibility of release on a 3.7 million hryvnia bail and bailed out by his colleague MP Borys Kolesnikov.

The court ordered the notorious politician to wear an electronic bracelet.

According to investigators, current charges against Yefremov are related to financing of separatists in the Luhansk region.

As also reported, several criminal proceedings have been opened against Yefremov.

Aug.1, the Pechersk district court of Kyiv has applied a measure of restraint against former head of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction Oleksandr Yefremov in the form of detention until Sept. 28.

 
 
 
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