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 "Medianyk acted as liaison between Ukraine and separatists," - Prosecutor General Lutsenko on 2014 events in Luhansk region

If former Party of Regions MP does not cooperate with the investigation, he would be charged with the 'gravest' crimes under the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing LIGA.net, this was announced by Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko.

"The trick of Mr. Medianyk is that during the separatism events in Luhansk and subsequent seizure of SBU and regional administration building by Russian terrorists, former MP Medianyk acted as a liaison between the Ukrainian party and separatists and terrorists. Meetings were held in his office, where then-Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Mr. Parubii attempted to achieve the release of the state buildings, i.e. Medianyk had a positive role for the Ukrainian state back then," the prosecutor general said.

However, according to Lutsenko, this does not exempt Medianyk from charges he faces.

"If Mr. Medianyk cooperates with the investigation, I believe there are chances that the restrictive measure will not be extended for another two months. If he does not, and if he continues to act according to tactics imposed on him by lawyer of Yefremov [another former Party of Regions MP charged with separatism - ed.] - keeping silence and disproving everything - then he will be charged with the gravest crimes we could fancy," he said.

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Medianyk was detained in early August 2016. Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said he was connected to the case of former head of Party of Regions parliamentary faction Oleksandr Yefremov.

Earlier, 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.

Aug.1, the Pechersk district court of Kyiv 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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