Court allows to detain ex-Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Demchyshyn

Source : 112 Ukraine

Demchyshyn is suspected of buying coal from the occupied Donbas
18:19, 8 December 2021

Volodymyr Demchyshyn, the representative to the Observatory Council in Naftogaz
Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry

The Pechersk District Court of Kyiv has given permission to detain ex-Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Volodymyr Demchyshyn, who is suspected of buying coal from the occupied territories. This is stated in the court decision, published in the Unified State Register of Court Decisions.

"Grant permission to detain a suspect in order to bring him to participate in the consideration of a request for precautionary measures in the form of detention."

It is indicated that the resolution is valid for 6 months from the date of adoption.

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The text of the resolution does not specify the name of the suspect, but it is reported that on December 2, 2014 he took office as Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine.

Demchyshyn served as Minister of Energy from December 2014 to April 2016.

Meanwhile, Kyiv appeal court issued the license for detention of Natalya Poklonskaya, the ex-prosecutor of the occupied Crimea. The former official appointed by the Russian occupant government has been on the wanted list for several serious crimes. 

The court canceled the decision made by the investigating judge of Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky district court in September 2021; instead, it granted motion of the Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine. The Ukrainian authority asked the court to let it apprehend Poklonskaya in order to bring her to justice.

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