Court of Appeal leaves ex-MP Semenchenko in custody

Source : 112 Ukraine

The former MP will remain in custody until May 24 without the right to post bail
21:23, 7 April 2021


Kyiv Court of Appeal has left under arrest the former MP Semen Semenchenko, accused of creating a private military company (PMC). The session was broadcast on Semenchenko's Facebook page.

Related: Private military company associated with Semenchenko worked in interests of Kolomoysky, - journalistic investigation

The ex-MP will remain in custody until May 24 without the right to post bail.

As we reported earlier, the SBU reported that former MP Semen Semenchenko and "freelance National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) agent" Yevgen Shevchenko have created a private military company (PMC) on the territory of Ukraine. The coordinators, besides them, were 13 more citizens of Ukraine.

The report states that the training of members of the private military company took place at a specially equipped training base in Kyiv region - there was combat training, training in handling weapons, military combat skills. In addition, some members of the military company studied in training centers abroad.

Semen Semenchenko denied his involvement in a private military company the Security Service of Ukraine claims he organized.

Related: Semenchenko's PMC case: Company was grassed up to law enforcers by ex-member

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