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Ukraine's MP from Radical Party Lozovy detained in Czech Republic

Ukrainian official tried to pay with fake euros at the airport
08:16, 6 November 2018

Andriy Lozovy, Ukrainian people’s deputy, the member of the Radical party
Andriy Lozovyi Facebook

In Prague, Czech police detained a Ukrainian people’s deputy from the Radical party Andriy Lozovy, as Oleg Lyashko (party leader) reported on Facebook.

The people’s deputy was arrested at the airport before his flight to Kyiv. It appeared that he tried to pay with fake euros.

“As Andriy said, he was buying a present for his mother, but the euro he tried to pay with were fake. Lozovy’s assistant got them while exchanging the currency in one of Kyiv exchangers. Ukrainian police are looking for the perpetrators, as the exchanger disappeared. I hope that the Czech police will immediately release Lozovy, who became a victim of currency fraudsters, who are probably backed by the authority, otherwise, they would not act so rude,” Lyashko wrote.

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Later, Lozovy reported the details of the scandal on his Facebook page.

“I became a victim of currency speculators. The assistant was exchanging the money and he received fake banknotes (currently, he is in Ukraine, writing a complaint at a police station). I was in Prague, I wanted to buy a present for my mother and it appeared that the bills were fake. As according to the Czech legislation an attempt to pay with fake money amounts to its production, so I was detained. They took me off the plane, it was just like in a movie. Then, they took me to the nearest police station. I have spent eight hours there, then, they figured everything out,” he wrote.

Lozovy thanked Vyacheslav Abroskin, Deputy Head of National Police, Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, and Yevgen Perebynis, Ukaine’s Ambassador to Czech Republic for his release.

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