Court prolongs Yefremov arrest until
Starobelsky district court in Luhansk region has satisfied the request of prosecutors to prolong pretrial confinement of former Party of Regions head Oleksandr Yefremov.
The court on Tuesday extended pretrial confinement for Yefremov until April 28, from the previous date March 17.
Yefremov's lawyers called for a recess in proceedings until March 13 in order for them to study case materials provided by prosecutors.
The court informed participants in the case of the schedule of hearings set for March. They will be held on March 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22 and March 23.
Yefremov was arrested on July 30, 2016 on suspicion of conspiring against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine in a Kyiv airport. He is also charged with supporting the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic and illegally seizing property from the Luhanskvuhillia coal mining enterprise.