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 Yefremov case: PGO announces suspicion to three former officials

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine put on wanted list Party of Regions ex-MP Serhii Horokhov, Luhansk ex-Mayor Serhii Kravchenko, and Luhansk Regional Council ex-Chairman Valerii Holenko suspected of separatism.

Censor.NET reports citing the Public Relations Directorate of the Prosecutor General's Office.

"The directorate investigating crimes committed by organized crime in conjunction with the directorate supervising investigators involved in probing cases against organized crime drafted notices of suspicion against People's Deputy of the VII convocation Serhii Horokhov, Luhansk Regional Council Chairman Valerii Holenko, his First Deputy Kharin, Luhansk Mayor Serhii Kravchenko, his First Deputy Pilavov as part of criminal proceedings initiated against Yefremov," the statement reads.

Read more: Yefremov's custody extended by Jan. 22, 2017

PGO said that the gathered evidence gives the reasons to suspect the mentioned persons of the following:

1) aiding seizure of buildings of state authorities and Security Service of Ukraine in the Luhansk region with the purpose of illegal use and hindering their regular activities;

2) committing deliberate actions aimed at changing borders of the region and the state in violation of the order by Constitution of Ukraine, conducted upon preliminary arrangement by a group of people that have led to grave consequences;

3) organization and other assistance to creation and operation of the 'Luhansk People's Republic' terrorist organization;

4) high treason, i.e. the activity deliberately conducted by a citizen of Ukraine in violation of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and inviolability of Ukraine, namely aiding a foreign organization and its representatives in carrying out subversive activities against Ukraine.

Read more: Court refuses to release former Party of Regions faction leader Yefremov

The search for the abovementioned persons, as well as people's deputy of Luhansk regional council A. Klinchaiev is conducted by employees of the Security Service of Ukraine.



 
 
 
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