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Pro-Russian Kharkiv city council's ex-deputy suspected of beating Security Service officers

The former deputy Andriy Lesyk himself published documents on Facebook, according to which the investigator asks the court to arrest him for 60 days without the bail right
11:32, 6 March 2018

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Pro-Russian former deputy of Kharkiv city council was pressed charges of resisting Security Service officers and inflicting grievous bodily harm. This was reported by the press secretary of the prosecutor of Kharkiv region Vita Dubovyk, reports Ukrinform.

“Lesyk was issued a suspicion note on committing a criminal offense, that is resisting law enforcement officers and inflicting them bodily harm,” Dubovyk said.

The ex-deputy Andriy Lesyk himself published documents on Facebook, according to which the investigator asks the court to arrest him for 60 days without the bail right.

As it was reported earlier, on January 1, Kyivsky District Court of Kharkiv released Lesyk from custody. He was charged with suspicion of encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine by authorities.

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Lesyk was elected deputy of the Kharkiv City Council of the 6th convocation from the Labor Party of Ukraine and the 7th convocation from Vidrodzhennya (Revival) party. He is a member of the organization "Ukrainian Choice", headed by Viktor Medvedchuk. He has repeatedly voiced pro-Russian statements at sessions of the city council, in particular, offered to restore economic ties with Russia, and opposed the opening in Kharkiv of a memorial to the soldiers who died in Donbas conflict.

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