As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET from the courtroom, Judge Kytsiuk turned down the prosecutors' appeal to impose pretrial detention with the right to post 15 million hryvnia (over $566,000) in bail on Sorokin.
The judge also denied requests of three MPs willing to go bail for the suspect.
Among those trying to bail Sorokin out were People's Front MP's Yurii Bereza, Hennadii Kryvosheia, and Vitalii Stashuk. The judge did not supplement the record with the statement of MP Oleh Poliakov as he failed to take part in the hearing.
Ex-MP Mykola Martynenko was apprehended by NABU agents on the evening of April 20. He is facing charges of the purchase and sale of uranium concentrate through an Austrian intermediary firm.
On April 22, the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv ordered that Martynenko be released on bail of Ukrainian parliamentarians.
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