Ukrainian MP from the Samopomich party and former head of the Donbas volunteer battalion Semen Semenchenko has denied reports that he was among the Ukrainians with weapons who were detained in Georgia.
"The information that someone allegedly detained me somewhere is a fake. The information that I 'left Georgia by plane to an unknown destination' is a fake," he wrote on Facebook.
Semenchenko also claims the detained Ukrainians have nothing to do with the rallies of the local opposition and have not taken part in such events.
"The Ukrainians were allegedly 'detained while purchasing weapons.' The fake is that they were detained in a hotel and (according to lawyers) one of them had allegedly cartridges, another one had a pistol, another one had cartridges, etc.," he said.
According to Semenchenko, the lawyers of the detainees are now awaiting the investigator's decision, and no one has been served with charge papers yet.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Chairman of the Socialist Party of Ukraine Ilya Kiva said Ukrainian MP from the Samopomich party and former head of the Donbas volunteer battalion Semen Semenchenko had been among detainees in Georgia after an attempt to illegally buy weapons there. According to Kiva, Semenchenko escaped arrest due to his diplomatic passport and left Georgia by plane to an unknown destination.