Crimea's 'ex-minister' arrested for one month without bail option
Kherson court has ruled to detain former "Health Minister of Crimea" Petro Mykhalchevsky for one month without a bail. Mykhalchevsky directly participated in the creation of illegal authorities in the temporarily occupied peninsula.
The 112.Ukraine TV reported that Mykhalchevsky and his wife were present at a court hearing on Monday. He pled innocent and did not have any intent to escape. He arrived to Kherson court by his car.
The prosecutors asked the court to arrest Mykhalchevsky for 60 days without a bail option. An appeal will be filed against the decision of the court.
As reported, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on January 5, 2017 established that Mykhalchevsky stayed in Kyiv.
An authorized search was carried out in his temporary apartment in the capital as part of a criminal proceeding in accordance with Articles 110 and 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The operatives of the special service seized a passport of a Russian citizen, an 'official certificate' signed by self-proclaimed head of Crimea Sergei Aksionov, and other documents confirming his cooperation with the occupation authorities.
On the same day, the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea notified Mykhalchevsky that he is suspected of high treason.