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Kremlin's agent in Ukraine's Cabinet released to house arrest

The judging panel appointed round-the-clock house arrest for Yezhov and obliged him to wear electronic control mean
21:19, 3 July 2019

Ukrainska Pravda

Holosiyvsky District Court of Kyiv released ex-interpreter of Prime Minister of Ukraine Stanislav Yezhov accused of the high treason. He was released from the remand center to house arrest as Radio Liberty reported.

It is reported that the judging panel appointed round-the-clock house arrest for Yezhov and obliged him to wear electronic control mean. The judges explained their decision by the fact that the prosecutor did not prove in his appeal that the accused may escape after release from the remand center, influence witnesses or destroy the evidence.

Related: NABU opens probe on state treason allegedly committed by State Bureau of Investigation Head

Earlier lawyer of Yezhov filed an appeal to the court with the request to release his client. He explained the request by abolishing of the norm, which stated that a person accused of the state treason should be kept in the remand center. He also added that the prosecution did not prove the guilt of Yezhov and Yezhov will not escape after release or influence the witnesses.

Prosecutor Ihor Krynyn filed another appeal. He asked to extend the arrest of Yezhov with a right for a bail in the sum of $316,000. He explained the appeal by the possible escape of the defendant to Russia.

Related: Court prolongs detention for Bezyazykov accused of state treason for two months

As it was reported earlier, counter-intelligence officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) uncovered an official of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers who was working in the interests of the intelligence of Russia. SBU detained Stanislav Yezhov, the assistant of Volodymyr Groysman, the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

On December 22, Shevchenkivsky Court of Kyiv arrested Yezhov for two months without a right for bail.

 

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