Ukraine's interior minister says Lozinsky detained
Former MP Viktor Lozinsky, who had been convicted of the murder of a resident of Kirovohrad region, Valeriy Oliynyk, and released from prison under a court ruling for health reasons, has been detained again, according to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
"A special criminal investigation group of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry detained Viktor Lozinsky several minutes ago," he wrote on his page on Facebook on Thursday.
As reported, on June 16, 2009, Oliynyk, a 55-year-old resident of Kirovohrad region, died following an incident involving Lozinsky, the former prosecutor of the Holovanivsk district, Yevhen Horbenko, and the former chief of the district police department, Mykhailo Kovalsky.
In April 2011, Dniprovsky District Court in Kyiv sentenced Lozinsky to 15 years in prison for the murder of Valeriy Oliynyk, a resident of Holovanivsk district in Kirovograd region, as well as for the illegal possession and use of firearms and ammunition.
The persons involved in the "Lozinsky case" were sentenced to various terms in prison: former prosecutor of Holovanivsk district Yevhen Horbenko to nine years in prison, former head of the Holovanivsk district department of police Mykhailo Kovalsky to five years in prison with a three-year probation period, and Holovanivsk forestry huntsman Vasyl Perepelytsia to four years in prison.