Ukraine’s Prosecutor’s Office sends indictment against Russian MP Zhirinovsky to court

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s State Duma is suspected of financing of terrorism in 2014-2017
18:46, 25 October 2018

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) has sent the indictment against Deputy Chairman of Russia’s State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Russian MPs Mikhail Degtyarev and Aleksey Didenko to the court as the press service of the prosecutor’s office reported.

“The Prosecutor General’s Office sent the indictment against the chairmen of the committees of Russian State Duma, accused of the financing of the terrorism…At the moment, the indictment... was sent to Shevchenkivsky court of Kyiv for the consideration on the merits,” the message said.

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On September 18, Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv allowed holding a special (extramural) pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding against Vladimir Zhirinovsky, MP of Russian State Duma and two other Russian parliamentarians.

Zhirinovsky and his associates are suspected of the creating of an organized group (jointly with the MPs of State Duma, including "Luhansk/Donetsk People's Republics" members) in Moscow in March-April 2014, which aimed at the financial assistance to the militants of so-called “Donetsk People's Republic” and “Luhansk People's Republic.” In particular, two Russian MPs publically called to raise funds for the militants and concluded an agreement on the material security of the separatists. Later, the group supplied six vehicles manufactured by Russia to the division of dead militant "Givi," they were used against Ukrainian military during the hostilities in the area of Donetsk Airport.

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As we reported earlier, yet on July 25, 2014, Ukrainian MIA initiated an investigation against Zhirinovsky on suspicion of financing the terrorism in the east of Ukraine. Later, it was known that the MIA called him for an interrogation. In his turn, Zhirinovsky claimed that he was ready to arrive in Kyiv for the questioning but the occasion for that is unclear for him.

Zhirinovsky has repeatedly expressed extremely anti-Ukrainian attitude, and actively supports the Russian aggression in Donbas and the annexation of Crimea.

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