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Ukrainian court extends pre-trial detention to Party of Regions ex-leader Yefremov

Ukrainian court extends pre-trial detention to Party of Regions ex-leader YefremovStarobilsky District Court of Luhansk region on February 28 ruled to extend a pre-trial detention term in the form of custody to the former leader of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction of the previous convocation, Oleksandr Yefremov, until April 28.

“To extend the pre-trial detention term for Oleksandr Serhiyovych Yefremov until April 28, 2017, inclusively,” the court’s ruling says, Ukrinform reports.

As a reminder, Yefremov is accused of organising the seizure of the Luhansk Regional State Administration’s building and of assisting in the takeover of Ukraine’s Security Service office in Luhansk region.

Also, he faces charges of committing deliberate actions aimed at changing borders of the territory and the state border of Ukraine in violation of the procedure, established by the Constitution, by the person, who is a government official, on the preliminary deal with a group of persons that led to grave consequences.

He is also accused of organisation and assistance in establishing and activities of the terrorist organisation "Luhansk People's Republic".

In addition, Yefremov is suspected of state treason.
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