"Yefremov's case": Former ex-Regions Party faction MP Medianyk arrested

14:51, 08 August 2016
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Kyiv's Pechersk District Court has satisfied the petition of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) on the 60-day custody of former Party of Regions MP Volodymyr Medianyk.

Medianyk / Photo from RBC-Ukraine

The relevant decision was announced by Judge Iryna Lytvynova, according to a UNIAN correspondent.

As stated in the court decision, the PGO's petition should be satisfied, and Medianyk, as part of a criminal investigation, will be held in custody until October 4, 2016.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on August 7, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced the arrest of Medianyk.

Read alsoFootage proves Yefremov participated in 2014 Luhansk pro-Russia rally"As part of Yefremov's case, the PGO detained another person involved – MP from the Party of Regions Volodymyr Medianyk," he stated.

According to the PGO, Medianyk is suspected of deliberately acting to change the boundaries of the territory of Ukraine, in violation of the Constitution, which led to some deaths and other serious consequences, and is charged under Article 110 Part 3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. He is also suspected of providing organizational and other assistance in the creation and the activities of the Luhansk People's Republic terrorist organization and is charged under Article 258-3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code.

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