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Ex-Party of Regions member Yefremov released from custody

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2016, the former chief of the parliamentary faction of this now-disbanded political force was detained, suspected of aiding a terrorist group to take over Luhansk in 2014, as well as taking action to change Ukraine's state borders
15:04, 24 July 2019

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Oleksandr Yefremov, the ex-head of party faction of the now-disbanded Party of Regions is walking free, being released from the detention center in Starobilsk, Luhansk region. 

He left the building at about 8 a.m. His lawyer Yevhen Solodko came to pick him up. The politician was also escorted by two law enforcers.

Related: Appeal against arrest’s extension of MP Yefremov to be considered in Kyiv

Yefremov was detained and accused of violation of foreign territorial supremacy and infringement of inviolability in Kyiv airport in July 2016. He was heading to Vienna. He is also charged with assistance in creation of so-called "LNR", misappropriation of state assets and deliberate actions aimed at changing the boundaries of Ukraine.

Apart from that Yefremov is charged with direct support of a Luhansk region militants and misappropriation of Luganskugol property.

Related: Court releases politician Oleksandr Yefremov under 24-hour house arrest

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