SBU: Vinnytsia regional police chief accused of separatism caught fleeing to Russia
The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has prevented head of the Main Police Department in Vinnytsia region Anton Shevtsov, who was suspended from duty in connection with accusations of separatism, from fleeing Ukraine to Russia.
"Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine have detained the former head of the police in Vinnytsia region, Anton Shevtsov, who was going to flee Ukraine," SBU Press Secretary Olena Gitlyanska wrote on Facebook on Thursday evening.
She also wrote that more details would be provided later.
Chief of the National Police of Ukraine Khatia Dekanoidze signed an order on Shevtsov's suspension on March 14.
Ukrainian activists earlier claimed that Shevtsov allegedly supported separatism and the annexation of Crimea by Russia, in particular, he participated in the Victory Day parade in Sevastopol on May 9, 2014. Later Shevtsov submitted a document to prove he had successfully passed a lie detector check by the SBU Security Service of Ukraine.