Prosecutor General says Savchenko-Ruban case to start this year

Source : 112 Ukraine

Yuriy Lutsenko announced that all the necessary evidence on the case was gathered
15:21, 2 August 2018

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All the necessary evidence on the case was gathered in the case of Ukrainian Parliament MP Nadiya Savchenko and the Head of Officers Corps organization Volodymyr Ruban and the trial should start this year. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced this at the briefing.

“Today we announce that the investigation has reached its final stage – suspects and their lawyers studying the pre-trial investigation materials. After the end of this procedure, the case will be directed to the court. Judging by the amount of evidence, we believe that the trial is to start this year,” Lutsenko said.

As it was reported earlier, Ruban was detained on March 8 at the Ukrainian checkpoint at the demarcation line of Donbas Conflict zone. It is stated that Ruban is suspected in the illegal handling of arms, preparation of a crime and terrorist action. Later the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv arrested Volodymyr Ruban, the Leader of Center of POW Release 'Officer Corps' for 60 days without a right to the bail. The Court extended the arrest on May 4 to July 2.

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Nadiya Savcheko, MP is suspected of organizing a terrorist act in the Ukrainian Parliament and in the government district of Kyiv. Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General claimed that he has proof that Savchenko planned an armed coup d'état, which would have brought to mass civilian casualties. In particular, according to the information of Prosecutor General's office, she planned to shell Kyiv from grenade launcher. Furthermore, she together with early detained Volodymyr Ruban are suspected of an organization of assassination of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Prosecutor General's Office and Security Service of Ukraine have completed the investigation of the criminal case against Nadiya Savchenko and Volodymyr Ruban under suspicion of terrorism.

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