Ukraine's ex-deputy minister for occupied areas released from custody

Source : 112 Ukraine

Last October, Yuriy Grymchak was charged with power abuse
15:46, 30 January 2020

Yuriy Grymchak, the ex-deputy minister for occupied areas of Ukraine is now released from custody. His wife Yulia Grymchak posted that on Facebook.

"Yura is free", she wrote.

Just a week ago, on January 23, he was brought from the Chernihivske detention center to Kyiv's Lukyanivske detention center. Mrs. Grymchak confirmed that, saying she had "no idea where he was, who else was in his cell, what kind of conditions were there".

Related: State Bureau of Investigations transfers Deputy Minister Grymchak’s case to Anti-Corruption Bureau

In August 2019, the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), together with representatives of the Special Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine, detained Yuriy Grymchak, the Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs, and his assistant on a $ 480,000 bribe. In October, Prosecutor General's Office lifted charges with fraud and charged him with power abuse. Grymchak was arrested and taken to custody in November 2019. Then, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine decided to keep Grymchak until February 14, 2020. 

Related: Court extends arrest of Deputy Minister Grymchak for two months

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