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 Martynenko bailed out by Ukrainian MPs. PHOTOS

Ex-MP Mykola Martynenko was bailed out by 15 Ukrainian MPs, Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian, Youth and Sport Minister Ihor Zhdanov, Education Minister Liliia Hrynevych, and Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission Andrii Mahera.

Martynenko will be released from custody today, Censor.NET reports.

According to the judge of the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv Oleksandr Bobrovnyk, the guarantors would be faced a penalty charge in case of Martynenko's escape.

The court has also obliged Martynenko to report on his whereabouts, to collaborate with court during investigation, and not to travel abroad.

Watch more: Court chooses preventive measure against Martynenko. LIVE

The Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) is going to appeal the decision within five days.

In turn, Martynenko promised to stay in Ukraine, collaborate with the investigation, and defend himself.

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As reported, ex-MP Mykola Martynenko was apprehended by National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) agents on the evening of April 20.

Later, another person involved in the case was detained. People's Front called the case politically motivated and said that NABU had trumped up charges.

See more: MPs, ministers set to bail Martynenko out. PHOTOS

The NABU is investigating the acceptance by representatives of the Ukrainian government of 30 million francs in bribe in 2009-2015 for ensuring the purchase of equipment by Ukraine's state-owned energy producer Enerhoatom from the Czech company Skoda JS. In December 2015, Martynenko, one of the then leaders of the People's Front faction, quit the parliament following the launch of a probe against him. Even earlier, Martynenko headed the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety.

Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Nazar Kholodnytskyi said that between 2013 and 2016 a criminal organization consisting of the executives of Skhidnyi (Eastern) Mineral Processing Plant SE, the leadership of STEUERMANN Investitions und Handelsgesellschaft mbH, and a group of persons who were in control of the said enterprises, including Mykola Martynenko, embezzled funds of the plant in the amount of $17.28 million through improper conclusion and subsequent execution of a contract for the purchase and sale of uranium concentrate.

Read more: Martynenko case: Court rejects challenge of Judge Bobrovnyk
 
 
 
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