If Martynenko wanted to leave he’d done yesterday – lawyer

Lawyers for the former MP from NF Mykola Martynenko promise not to delay the consideration of the petition for election measures of restraint and remind you that if Martynenko wanted, it would already have been abroad. The journalists under the building Solomenska district court of the capital where just about to begin the meeting, said the lawyer, Martynenko Igor Cherezov.

“We won’t delay the process. If Martynenko wanted to leave he could have done it yesterday. Yesterday he could not go to the detectives to NAB perfectly still and no procedural action today was not. It was his decision. No basis for election to it measures of restraint in form of arrest. Regarding the amount of collateral I can say that there is some substitution of concepts the Prosecutor’s office. Pledge – a measure that should ensure the procedural conduct of a citizen to appear for the proceedings, but not for damages and whatsoever. So why 300 million will provide the procedural conduct Martynenko is unclear,” – said the lawyer.

According to him, all procedural steps were made tonight in SAP until 5 am. “That is, the impression is that the suspicion has decided to declare yesterday, no single document is not prepared, and at 5 am we lawyers excuse my frankness started some nervous and said, “We must go, and you do the documents.” That is, all of this was done on my knees on the floor in a mad rush and bustle. Why for 1.5 years people are not properly prepared for the criminal case, which talked about every week, I do not understand. We have not had any doubts that the judge Bobrovnik (which elected the measure of restraint removed from office the head of the SFS Novel Nasirova – Ed.). Because it is the judge who investigates all cases of SAP. We do not expect any miracles from it”, – summed up Igor Cherezov.

We will remind, last night was detained by representatives of the NAB, former MP from the “popular front” Mykola Martynenko. The head of the Special anti-corruption Prosecutor Nazar Golodnitsky reported that the ex-MP accused of embezzlement of funds of the SE “Eastern mining and processing plant” in the amount of 17.28 million dollars. Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office during trial regarding Martynenko will insist on his arrest with the possibility of bail of 300 million hryvnia

The detainee stated that the charges against him was fabricated at the direction of the Director of NABU Artem Sytnik for PR purposes and to divert attention from the failures of the Bureau.

Political analyst Vitaly Kulik believes that if the case against Martynenko will continue to spin until may 16, when the Verkhovna Rada will come from unplanned vacation, “the popular front” will threaten with leaving the coalition and can start the flywheel re-election.

The people’s Deputy Nikolay knyazhitsky said that “popular front” will come from the coalition because of the case against Martynenko.

The arrest Martynenko can be seen as a signal from the West to the Ukrainian authorities on the need to accelerate the fight against corruption, said political analyst Vadim Karasev.