The court allowed to detain Yanukovych and Zakharchenko in the case of the abduction of Archbishop of the UOC – media

The Pechersky district court of Kiev allowed to detain fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych, former interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko and the head of research Affairs in Kiev Valery Koryak in the case of the kidnapping of Archbishop Oleksandr drabynko, assistant rector of the UOC Volodymyr Sabodan. This is stated in the definition of Pechersky regional court of Kiev from 3 January 2017, published in the Unified state register of court decisions, reports UNIAN.

As noted in the documents, the Department on investigation of crimes committed by criminal organizations, the General Prosecutor’s office carried out pre-judicial investigation on criminal proceedings dated 21.05.2014 on the grounds of criminal offenses under part 2 of article 146 and part 2 of article 365 of the Criminal code of Ukraine upon excess of office powers three former high-ranking officials, as well as another two persons in false imprisonment personal assistant to the late Primate of the UOC Volodymyr.

According to the definitions, the decision was taken to drive the three ex-officials in court for participation in the proceedings on the application of measures of restraint in form of detention.

As reported, according to the investigation, Yanukovych in 2013, to further usurpation of power decided to establish an organized group, which would be the result of illegal actions forced the Metropolitan of Vladimir to voluntarily abandon the execution of their duties to assign in the future vicar of the UOC more loyal to the current government faces.