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 Released ex-MP Medianyk will not leave Ukraine, - lawyer

Ex-member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Medianyk (Party of Regions) is not going to leave the territory of Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine, Oleh Babych, the lawyer, said it commenting on the termination of the criminal case against Medianyk.

"Today, the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has made an obvious and clear decision to dismiss the criminal proceedings against Volodymyr Medianyk. After three months of arrest, hunger strikes, dozens of hearings, a high-profile and public process, the main law enforcement authority has finally admitted no evidence against him exist or ever existed," he said.

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Babych says his client "has never hid from the investigation and never will. He is not going to leave the country," the lawyer assured.

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Earlier, Medianyk was released from Kyiv's Lukianivka remand prison after the PGO terminated the criminal case against him.

The ex-deputy was suspected of committing a number of criminal offenses, including deliberate actions intended to change the border of Ukraine, leading to deaths of people and other severe consequences, as well as assistance in setting up and promoting the "Luhansk People's Republic" terrorist organization.
 
 
 
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