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Court arrested "ex-minister of health of Crimea" Mikhalchevsky

Source : 112 Ukraine

Mikhalchevsky was taken under custody for one month, he is charged with high treason
16:32, 8 January 2018

112 Agency

On Monday, January 8th, in Kherson, the court selected for Petro Mikhalchevsky, the ex-minister of public health of Crimea, a preventive measure in a form of detention for a period of one month without the right to be released on bail. This is reported by the correspondent of the 112 Ukraine.

Mikhalchevsky was present at the court session with his wife.

He did not plead guilty but insisted that he had not taken any action to harm Ukraine or participated in the referendum in Crimea.

"Ex-minister" arrived at the trial not under escort, but on his own car.

The prosecutor asked the court to select a more severe punishment in the form of detention for a period of 60 days without bail. The defense party insisted that Mikhalchevsky would not be hiding, so there was no need to choose such a preventive measure.

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We remind that on January 5th it became known that Security Service had found the former "health minister" of the annexed Crimea Petro Mikhalchevsky in Kyiv.

In his temporary residence in the capital, an authorized search was carried out. The operatives of the special services seized the passport of a Russian citizen, a "service certificate" and other documents confirming his cooperation with the occupation authorities were signed by Aksenov.

Mikhalchevsky is charged with high treason (Article 111 of the Criminal Code). The sanction of the article provides the punishment in a form of imprisonment for up to 15 years.

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