Starobilsk district court of Luhansk region intends to question Oleksandr Turchynov, the National Security and Defense Council Secretary, and Serhiy Pashynsky, the MP of the Verkhovna Rada, as the witnesses in the case of Oleksandr Yefremov, the ex-head of the Party of Regions, on October 23-24 as Ukrainian News reported.
According to lawyer Andry Smirnov, the court questioned all 80 witnesses from the side of the prosecution.
“The equator of the case is passed, 100% witnesses of the prosecution are questioned, almost all written evidence of the prosecution is investigated,” he noted.
Also, the defence noted that the court called Volodymyr Husovsky, the ex-head of regional militsiya department of Luhansk region, as the key witness of the prosecution 8 times but he did not appear in the court. The defence of Yefremov thinks that Husovsky is guilty of the seizure of the administrative buildings in Luhansk in April 2014 by the Russian militants.
At the same time, the defence could not predict when the court would give a sentence to Yefremov.
Yefremov is suspected of state treason, the takeover of the building of the state regional administration in Luhansk in spring 2014 organization. He also faced charges of assisting in the takeover of Ukraine’s Security Service office in Luhansk region, when it was captured by the pro-Kremlin militants.
Yefremov was detained in airport Kyiv in July 2016. He is in custody in the Starobilsk pretrial facility in Luhansk region now.