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 Court of appeal upheld arrest of former Party of Regions leader Yefremov

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has upheld the pre-trial restraint against former Party of Regions leader Oleksandr Yefremov in the form of arrest.

It was announced by presiding judge Viktor Hlynianyi, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

The court has dismissed all appeals and upheld the decision by the court of first instance on the arrest of Yefremov.

Read more: "More arrests to follow, we have enough evidence against group of people," - Prosecutor General Lutsenko on Yefremov and Medianyk case

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

The PGO had detained Yefremov previously. He had been arrested with the possibility of release on a 3.7 million hryvnia bail and bailed out by former Party of Regions 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 separatists in the Luhansk region.

As also reported, several criminal proceedings have been instituted against him.

Aug. 1, 2016, the Pechersk district court of Kyiv remanded Yefremov in a 60-day custody.

Shortly after, another former Party of Regions deputy Volodymyr Medianyk was detained as a suspect in the Yefremov case.
 
 
 
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