Ex-Emergency Service official detained in Odesa

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ruslan Velyky did not send rescuers to extinguish fire during Odesa clashes on May 2, 2014
18:39, 26 July 2017

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Ex-Emergency Service official who did not send rescuers to extinguish fire in Odesa Trade Unions Building on May 2, 2014 was detained on Wednesday. It was reported by the National Police press service.

Ruslan Velyky did not take measures while in office to send rescuers to extinguish a fire in the Trade Union House during the tragic events of May 2, 2014 in Odesa. He was announced wanted in 2016.

Investigators of the National Police Main Investigative Directorate on March 1, 2016 the ex-official was pressed charges of committing a criminal offense under Part 3 of Article 135  of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (leaving in danger).

A few days later he was put on the wanted list since the suspect was hiding from the investigation. Kyiv Pechersk court issued the decision to arrest him.

Related: Law enforcers conduct investigation in House of Trade Unions in Kyiv

"Ruslan Velyky ‘s former "boss" Volodymyr Bodelan is hiding from Ukraine's police in the temporarily occupied Crimea, where he holds the post of "Emergencies Minister," First Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine Vyacheslav Abroskin wrote on his Facebook page.

As it was reported earlier anti-terrorist center organized fire in Kyiv's House of Trade Unions. All fighters of "Alpha" special police units are interrogated and the Security Service is accused of commiting this crime.

Related: Clashes near Odesa City Hall

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