Starobilsky district court of Luhansk region continued hearing in the case of Oleksandr Yefremov, the ex-leader of parliamentary faction of the now disbanded Party of Regions. UNN news agency reported that on Friday morning.
‘The court considers it’s necessary to hold the defendant in custody for another 60 days, namely until June 12, 2017,’ one of the judges stressed.
The judicial board came to conclusion that risks concerning Yefremov remain up to date, which is why the respective petition filed by the prosecution was upheld.
Yefremov - once an influential official in Luhansk region and a long-time sidekick of the now ousted President Yanuvkovych - was detained on suspicion accused of violation of foreign territorial supremacy and infringement of inviolability of Ukraine. That took place at Kyiv airport on July 30, 2016. Yefremov is also charged with direct support of pro-Kremlin militants in Luhansk region and misappropriation of LuganskVuhillya company's property.