Prosecutor General’s Office insists on Yefremov's arrest. Former MP to be charged with new crimes


Prosecutor General's Office may charge Yefremov with additional crimes. The matter of the arrest of the former Party of Regions faction leader will be decided on Monday.

The Prosecutor General's Office insists on court's arresting former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, former leader of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov. This was stated at a briefing of the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainian News.

According to him, Pechersk District Court of Kyiv will select a measure of restraint on Monday.

Pechersk District Court was to launch the hearing of the fromer MP's case at 10 a.m. on Monday, but "the judge was busy with another case," and the hearing was postponed.

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Responding to a question about whether the court would release Yefremov on bail, which could enable him to escape, Shokin said: "According to the requirements of the law, the court shall allow bail, it is the court's right, but we certainly insist on the arrest."

He said that Yefremov was detained earlier during a special operation in Kyiv.

Shokin also noted that Yefremov will be charged with additional crimes in the near future, but did not elaborate on the matter.

"There are other articles (under which Yefremov is to be charged - ed.) that are currently being finalized, but it will happen a little later," he said.

Yefremov was detained on Saturday on a suspicion of committing criminal offenses under Part. 2 Art. 364 and Part. 2, Art. 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, that is, abuse of power with aggravating circumstances and forgery as an official.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n324895