Andriy Paruby, the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, testifies as a witness in court in case of Oleksandr Yefremov, the former MP and parliamentary faction leader of the Party of Regions. 112 Ukraine TV channel is broadcasting the court hearing.
Yefremov is also charged with the actions aimed at territorial and boundary changes of Ukraine, organizational abetment in creating and supporting the activity of the “Luhansk People’s Republic” terrorist organization, direct support of pro-Russian militants in Luhansk region and misappropriation of a local coal company's property.
Yefremov is suspected in state treason, the takeover of the building of the state regional administration in Luhansk in spring 2014 organization. He also faced charges of assisting in the takeover of Ukraine’s Security Service office in Luhansk region, when it was captured by pro-Kremlin militants.
Yefremov was detained in airport Kyiv on July 2016. He is in custody in the Starobilsk pretrial facility in Luhansk region now.
Yefremov denies his guilt in all cases.