SBU summons MP Savchenko for questioning over Ruban’s detention, - Prosecutor General Lutsenko

Non-affiliated member of the Ukrainian Parliament Nadia Savchenko was summoned for questioning to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) due to an investigation in criminal proceedings against Volodymyr Ruban, the head of the Officer Corps Center for Prisoner Release. The questioning is scheduled for March 13.

"The SBU has summoned MP Nadia Savchenko for questioning [sceduled for] tomorrow," Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said Monday, when asked about Ruban’s detention and attempts to commit terrorist attacks in downtown Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing The Kyiv Post.

He said he was confident that Savchenko would come to the office of the Security Service of Ukraine on Tuesday, "since every people’s deputy should be a model of civic duty, and cooperation with the investigation would be very important for Nadia and for the country."

Lutsenko also noted that "there is more to come in the investigation of the criminal case against Ruban."

"This is a high-profile case, and I do not recommend anyone to laugh at individual facts that were made public by the Security Service of Ukraine. We will analyze them in the near future, after respective investigative actions against other persons involved in this terrorist conspiracy," Lutsenko added.

As reported, on March 8, Ruban was detained at a checkpoint in the Donbas with a batch of weapons. He was delivering these weapons from the occupied territory to the government-controlled part of the Donbas.

Ruban is suspected of plotting armed attacks on senior government officials, preparing a terrorist act with the use of weapons and explosions that could pose a threat to life and health of people.

Moreover, Ruban planned "to use mortars, grenade launchers, small arms and explosive devices to carry out murderous armed attacks on the residences of statesmen, political leaders including President Petro Poroshenko, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, former PM Arsenii Yatseniuk, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov and others."

According to the indictment, Ruban decided to commit terrorist attacks on the president of Ukraine and other top officials, as well as a large number of civilians in Kyiv to create a "state of chaos, destabilize the internal situation in the country, portray Ukraine to the world community as a state with virtually no government power; create conditions under which the forces involved in conducting the anti-terrorist operation will be moved from the Ukraine’s east to Kyiv, which "will enable Russia to launch a full-scale offensive and continue the military occupation of Ukraine."

On March 9, the Shevchenkivskyi district court of Kyiv ruled to remand Ruban in pretrial custody for two months.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3055069