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Prosecutor’s Office investigates possible involvement of Medvedchuk in Ruban, Savchenko activity

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Also, the investigation has questions to ‘Ukrainian Choice’
12:50, 27 March 2018

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The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine investigates the possible involvement of Viktor Medvedchuk in the activity of Volodymyr Ruban and Nadia Savchenko. Yury Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported this.

‘The involvement of Mr. Medvedchuk in the activity of Ruban and Savchenko is possible. We study their possible contacts. I cannot tell anything more but it is serious intentions’, he said.

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Lutsenko added that also, the investigation has questions to the activity of ‘Ukrainian Choice’.

‘We have the questions to the activity of ‘Ukrainian Choice’ as the center of anti-Ukrainian propaganda. Literally in two weeks before the detention of Ruban and Savchenko, the SBU, the Military Prosecutor’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office of Crimea liquidated a few anti-Ukrainian ‘nests’ that organized the subversive activity in Dnipro, Kharkiv, Lviv and Kyiv and Mykolaiv region for money and on plans of Moscow. The issue is not about the military- subversive activity but about political subversion, anti-Ukrainian, separatist, federalist activity. It, of course, stirs the interest to the center of such actions. According to a lot of data, the ‘Ukrainian Choice’ Party headed by Mr. Medvedchuk can be such center’, the prosecutor general note.

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Earlier Petro Poroshenko claimed that Viktor Medvedchuk was the effective channel of the communication in the issue of the release of the hostages. According to the president, the former head of the SBU offered the candidature of Medvedchuk to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group of Ukraine.

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.

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On March 12, Yury Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine claimed that Savchenko was called for a questioning on March 13 on the case against Volodymyr Ruban.

Later the spokeswoman of Savchenko reported that Savchenko did not get any notice or invitation for the questioning in the SBU and will pay the official visit to the PACE. Volodymyr Ariev, the Chairman of Ukrainian delegation in the PACE noted that she was absent on the session of the assembly.

The notice for the questioning in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) of the MP Nadiya Savchenko was passed over to the Apparatus of the Verkhovna Rada.

On March 15,  Lutsenko claimed during his speech at the parliament that Savchenko personally planned, recruited and ordered how to hold the terrorist attack in the Verkhovna Rada, destroying two lodges, governmental and post, by the combat grenades, bringing down the dome of the Verkhovna Rada by the mortar launchers and killing the survived with the assault rifles.

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Also, it was reported that non-affiliated MP Nadia Savchenko and Volodymyr Ruban, the Head of 'Officer Corps' planned to attack the cortege of the President of Ukraine with the large caliber sniper rifle. 

On March 22,  the Ukrainian parliament lifted the immunity of Nadiya Savchenko. She was detained right after this in the building of the Verkhovna Rada.

Later Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko signed the notice of suspicion of Savchenko under charges with preparing a terrorist act and the attempt of coup d'etat. 

As we reported Shevchenkivsky Court of Kyiv decided on the preventive measures for Savchenko, which is custody for two months until May 20, 2018, without a right for a bail. Besides, the Court decided that the detention on March 22 was illegal.

Related: Ruban detention: brief history

The same day the MP went on the hunger strike. She also emphasized that she is not going to escape from Ukraine.

Also, the advocates of Nadia Savchenko appealed against the decision of Shevchenkivsky Kyiv Court on her arrest. The noted that the judge allowed procedural irregularities during the issuance of the judgment and the decision on the arrest can be treated as ungrounded.

The Appeal Court of Kyiv will consider a claim on the detention of MP Nadia Savchenko on March 29.

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