The defense of Strana.ua Chief Editor Ihor Guzhva states that the employees of State Court Administration did not have time to sign the certificate on transfer of $21 thousand dollar bail due to the end of the working day. This was reported by Guzhva’s lawyer Yury Ivashchenko, according to Ukrainian News agency.
"The funds came, but we cannot sign the certificate as our working day has ended," Ivashchenko noted.
Beyond that, the lawyer told that the issue of Guzhva’s release is hampered at the level of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine.
"Money paid as bail have still not reached the State Treasury Service. Bank confirmed the write-off, there is no refund, however State Fiscal Service does not see the funds. There can be manual hindering, and there may be objective reasons. State Financial Monitoring Service also said they do not have it. Setback is at the level of treasury," Ivashchenko said.
It is noteworthy that Guzhva will have to spend another night in detention facility due to this occasion.