The state of health of ex-Transport Minister of Ukraine Mykola Rudkovskiy, who is held in custody in #13 Lukyanivske pre-trial prison, remains unsatisfactory. UNIAN was told about this by his spokes person Victoria Butenko.

According to her, M.Rudkovskiy needs bandaging of his wounds after surgery and a constant medical supervision. “The stitches have not been removed, though it must have been done as early as on February 12”, she stressed.

At the same time, according to the information of the Socialist Party of Ukraine’s press service, SPU leader Oleksander Moroz said to journalists that now they do not even raise the question of banishing M.Rudkovskiy from the party. According to him, the protest actions, taking place in front of the pre-trial prison, are aimed more at defending human rights. “They do not take into account at all the opinion of Rudkovskiy’s lawyers, important documents were not added to the case”, O.Moroz claimed.

According to him, “when Yulia Tymoshenko was held in the same pre-trial prison, where now Rudkovskiy is held, she was supported by public not only as a political leader, but also as a person, who was treated illegally”.

O.Moroz reminded: “At that times, socialist Valentyna Semenyuk fought for the liberation of Yulia Tymoshenko, even proposed to take her on bail, though Yulia Volodymyrivna [Tymoshenko] was not a member of our political force”.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 11, the Pecherskiy district court of Kyiv ruled to hold M.Rudkovskiy in custody. A criminal case on article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (particularly large embezzlement of state property) was brought against him.