Many Spetsnaz soldiers are present in the hallways of the court building.
Several law enforcers are present in the office of Judge Volodymyr Karaban, who is to consider the issue of restraint measure for former leader of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction Oleksandr Yefremov.
Several dozens of activists in military uniform, who hold flags of Vilni Liudy (Free People) organization, have gathered near the court building. People's Front MP Andrii Levus is among them. Activists have blocked the road to the court building and are shouting "No revenge!" slogan. About four police buses and prison trucks are parked outside.
MP Levus is demanding to arrest Yefremov, for, he says, Yefremov's involvement in the creation of the "Luhansk People's Republic" and support of terrorists is obvious.
As of 2 p.m. Kyiv time, the entrance to the court building was closed and journalists were no longer allowed inside, saying the court has gone on a lunch break.
Yefremov's lawyer has been allowed to the session hall. Yefremov himself has been also brought to the room. Despite extreme heat in the hallway, the press is not allowed to enter.
Yefremov has been accompanied to the sessions hall by Security Service soldiers.
Earlier, media reported that former chairman of Party of Regions' parliamentary faction Oleksandr Yefremov had been brought to Pechersk district court of Kyiv Monday morning.
Prior to that, July 30, Prosecutor General's Office detained Yefremov under suspicion of violation of territorial integrity of Ukraine.