The court session on election of a measure of restraint for former MP Martynenko was delayed almost 4 hours

Заседание суда по избранию меры пресечения экс-нардепу Мартыненко началось с задержкой почти в 4 часа

Mykola Martynenko

The Solomensky district court of Kiev began consideration of the petition of the prosecutors of the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP) about election of a measure of restraint to the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Mykola Martynenko, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

The meeting, presided over by judge Alexander Bobrivnyk originally was scheduled to begin at 15:00, however, the remand Martynenko started with a delay of four hours at 18:50.

As noted earlier, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”, the correspondent, the meeting was postponed because of the protracted sitting of the court on another case.

Notably, the Minister of youth and sport Igor Zhdanov, Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian already stated that they are ready to ask the court to give them bail for ex-Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Mykola Martynenko. A similar statement was also made by MPs from the people’s front Pavlo Pynzenyk and Andrew Teeruk, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Central election Commission (CEC) Andriy Mahera.

We will remind, eks-the Deputy of yesterday, April 20, was handed a notice of suspicion. He is suspected of embezzlement of funds of the SE “Eastern mining-processing combine”. The representative of NABOO Oksana Mytnytska at the briefing, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”, said that the idea of this scheme is the procurement of uranium concentrate at inflated prices. “As has established a consequence, the purchase was carried out through an intermediary company controlled by the former MP. As a result of this scheme, state enterprises suffered damages in excess of $ 17 million. We are talking about part 1 of Art. 255 (creating criminal organization) and part 5 article 191 (assignment, waste of property or taking to them by abuse of official position),” said she.

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