Ukraine’s Security Service calls Russian MP Zhirinovsky for questioning

Source : 112 Ukraine

The MP is suspected in the creation of the organized group in 2014 in Moscow that aimed to provide the financial assistance to the Donbas militants
15:17, 24 September 2018

RIA news

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) called Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the MP of the Russian State Duma for the questioning. The text of the summoning of the suspect is published on the website of the force agency.

The Russian lawmaker should come for the questioning on September 27, at 9:00 a.m. to the senior prosecutor for the major case of the Chief Prosecutor’s Department of the SBU in Kyiv.


Zhirinovsky was called for the handling of the note of suspicion, questioning as the suspect, provision of the access to the materials of the pretrial investigation, familiarizing with the materials of the criminal proceeding, getting of the copy of the indictment and register of the materials of the pretrial investigation in the criminal proceeding dated July 24, 2014, as the suspect.

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On September 18, Shevchenkivskiy 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 LDPR members) in Moscow in March-April 2014, which aimed at the financial assistance to the militants of so-called “DNR” and “LNR”. 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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