16:40 02.07.2016

Lutsenko disagrees with arrest of Aidar battalion commander Lykholit

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Lutsenko disagrees with arrest of Aidar battalion commander Lykholit

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has said he doesn't agree with the court decision to remand Aidar battalion commander Valentyn Lykholit to pre-trial confinement.

"I will personally oversee this case. I have reviewed the materials of the case and think the investigation did not consider all the circumstances or the situation of the Aidar battalion when the alleged offenses were committed. When the date for the appeal is set, I will intervene in the case. His lawyers are responsible for the appeal, while the judges of the appeal court are responsible for setting the date of hearing," Lutsenko said in a commentary to 112 Ukraine TV Channel on Saturday.

"To my mind, pre-trial confinement is unwarranted," Lutsenko said.

According to Lutsenko, Kyiv's Court of Appeals could schedule a hearing as early as Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

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