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Moscow court imprisons ex-Transport Minister of Ukraine Rudkovsky for two years

Source : 112 Ukraine

Mykola Rudkovsky will serve his sentence in the general penal colony
15:02, 9 December 2019

ex-Transport Minister of Ukraine Rudkovsky
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A Moscow city court today sentenced a former Ukrainian Transport Minister Mykola Rudkovsky to two years of imprisonment for participating in 2014 attack on the Russian Embassy in Kyiv, as Interfax agency reports.  

Rudkovsky was found guilty of assault on an institution, which enjoys international protection with a purpose of complication of international relations (Article 360 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).  

The verdict says that Rudkovsky will serve his sentence in general penal colony.

It is important that the trial against the former Ukrainian official was conducted without consideration of the evidence, as he fully admitted the guilt and showed remorse for the committed crime.

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As it was reported, Rudkovsky was detained in Moscow on September 28, 2018. He was wanted for an attack on the Russian embassy.

On June 14, 2014, Rudkovsky, being the MP of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, together with activists from the Ukrainian nationalist organization Right Sector, prohibited in the Russian Federation, took part in the attack on the Russian embassy in Kyiv.

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