The ex-mayor of Kherson arrested in the Dominican Republic media

Экс-мэр Херсона арестован в Доминикане - СМИ

Balance says, that he became a victim of kidnappers

Balance suspect in the kidnapping, but he says that he kidnapped him.

The ex-mayor of Kherson Vladimir the Balance is arrested for three months. Comments about this edition of the Kherson BRIDGE said Denis Pashchenko who allegedly kidnapped a former mayor.

According to him, the court Balances refused to testify in his own defense.

“He has not made any such Declaration, and this despite the fact that he has been arrested more than a week! And yesterday he was given 3 months ‘ arrest, with the court hearing he refused any statements in his defense. Since he had nothing to say! The facts are there – he was arrested in my apartment at the time when he threatened my family, and was in the company of his bodyguard,” said he.

Thus, according to Pashchenko, ex-mayor of Kherson in the Dominican Republic faces up to 30 years in prison for the alleged crimes.

He Balances commentary Zerkalo Nedeli said that it took him, but he is not.

“In the Dominican Republic I arrived in June for a business meeting at the invitation of the inhabitant of Kherson Denis Pashchenko. Already in the Dominican Republic I was abducted, allegedly on the orders all the same person. Took away all personal belongings, money, mobile phones and a tablet, being confined, blindfolded. This went on for about 50 days. On hand I have constantly had cuffs on the legs also metal bracelets. The kidnappers used me to torture with a Taser, cold water, push on the pain points. Torture was a group of people allegedly specially hired by the organizer of the kidnapping. In some respects, I can assume that it is either ex-military or people with special training. The kidnappers demanded a ransom, the amount started with 200 thousand dollars. Then using my phones, the kidnappers made contact with my relatives and partners, fraudulently forcing them to give them the rights to a number of real estate”, – said Balance.

Himself, he denies all accusations and says that the Balance there is no evidence of this version, as evidenced by his silence on the court.

“He personally called me on the phone trying to negotiate, offered money, I refused to cooperate! In the Dominican Republic there is only one official version of the arrest of Balance – he is accused of kidnapping (me), torture, and robbery! There is no other version about his alleged kidnapping.”, said Pashchenko.

He believes that his kidnapping is connected with published records conversations with a voice like the Balance as evidence of their likely cooperation with the FSB.

We will remind, before mass media reported that the former mayor of Kherson detained in the Dominican Republic.