09:32 04.01.2017

Ex-head of Regions Party faction Yefremov handed indictment

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Ex-head of Regions Party faction Yefremov handed indictment

Former head of the Party of Regions faction in the Verkhovna Rada of the 7th convocation Oleksandr Yefremov and his lawyers have been presented an indictment in the case in which he is charged with encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine and a number of other crimes.

Yefremov's defense lawyers Oleksandr Melnykov told Interfax-Ukraine the indictment was handed to the suspect and his two lawyers on Tuesday.

Now, Yefremov's case can be transferred to court.

As reported, Yefremov was arrested on suspicion of diminishing the territorial integrity of Ukraine on July 30 at the airport in Kyiv. He is suspected of assisting the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, as well as embezzling from Luhanskvuhillia coal mining enterprise.

Yefremov is suspected of state treason, activities deliberately undertaken by a citizen of Ukraine to diminish the nation's sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. He is accused of supporting a foreign organization to conduct disruptive activities against Ukraine (Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Kyiv's Pechersky district court on November 24 approved a request from Ukrainian prosecutors to extend the length of his pretrial confinement until January 22.

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