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Russia arrests ex-Defense Minister of Ukraine in absentia

Anatoliy Hrytsenko is accused of public calls to the terrorist activity on the territory of the Russian Federation
20:20, 12 April 2019

Anatoliy Hrytsenko
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Moscow Court has arrested Anatoly Hrytsenko in absentia for his calls to the terrorist activity on the territory of the Russian Federation. TASS news agency reported that, citing spokesperson of the court Yunona Tsareva.

Basmanny Court of Moscow made such decision.

“The order of Basmanny Court of Moscow has granted the application of the investigative bodies on the choosing of the restrictive measures against accused Hrytsenko in the form of the arrest in absentia…The restrictive measure will begin from the moment of his extradition to Russia or from the moment of his detention on the territory of the Russian Federation,” Yunona Tsareva said.

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Earlier Russia’s Investigation Committee put ex-Minister of Defence of Ukraine Anatoliy Hrytsenko on a wanted list. According to the Investigation Committee, Hrytsenko issued a public call for terrorist activity in Russia on air of 1+1 TV channel by exploding rail trains.

He also called for terrorist activity in Moscow and Tahanroh on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel on July 2, 2017.

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Anatoliy Hrytsenko held the post of Ukraine’s Defence Minister in 2005-2007. He is the leader of "Civil Position" political party. He ran for the presidency three times.

In 2019, he got 6,91% of votes in the first round of the presidential elections.  

 

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