Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv postponed the hearing in the case of Mykola Martynenko, former lawmaker from “People’s Front” parliamentary faction to December 28. The Anti-Corruption Centre reported that on Facebook.
“The court hearing in Martynenko’s case was not held. SAP Head [Nazar] Kholodnytsky asked to postpone the session due to the fact that today is an official holiday. SAP Prosecutor [Oleksiy] Skybenko arrived in the court, he was ready to work, but he stated that the prosecutor’s power might be doubted in the future. As a result, the court agreed with the Prosecutor and postponed the session until December 28,” the message says.
Earlier, it was reported that ex-parliamentarian Martynenko was suspected of power abuse while implementing the sales contract of yellowcake for a state-owned enterprise East Mining and Processing Combine through Austrian company Steuermann and of taking possession of the property of state-owned enterprise Energoatom.
According to SAP Head Nazar Kholodnytsky, former MP faces 12 years of imprisonment.
On April 22, Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv chose the restrictive measure for Martynenko in the form of personal suretyship. 18 politicians stood up for him.