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SAP appeals against preventive measure for Martynenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prosecution demands to reverse the decision of the first instance and adopt new decision asking to choose restrictive measure in the form of imprisonment for 60 days with the alternative $11 million bail
17:38, 26 April 2017

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Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) appealed against the decision of investigating judge of Solomianka district court to release Martynenko on parole. This was reported by SAP press service.

Nazar Kholodnytsky, the head of prosecutor’s office, explained that the chosen preventive measure does not correspond to neither severity of the crime, nor the risks stated in the request, which, according to him, are much broader than it was announced during the hearing.

Prosecution demands to reverse the decision of the first instance and adopt new decision asking to choose restrictive measure in the form of imprisonment for 60 days with the alternative $11 million bail. It is noteworthy that SAP contested the short text of judicial decision, as the full text will be available on the last day.

As it was reported earlier, Solomianka district court of Kyiv released Mykola Martynenko on parole on April 22.

Former MP Mykola Martynenko was detained by National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) detectives on April 20. He is suspected of embezzling funds of Eastern mining and processing plant state enterprise (Vostgok). 

NABU representative told that this is about purchase scheme of uranium concentrate at higher prices. "As the investigation established, acquisition was made though mediator company, controlled by former MP. State enterprise inflicted losses on more than $17 million as a result of this scheme."

It is noteworthy that fugivite MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko also published recording with Mykola Martynenko in Spain earlier.

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