The Solomensky district court of Kiev began consideration of the petition of the prosecutors of the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP) about election of a measure of restraint to the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Mykola Martynenko.
The meeting, presided over by judge Alexander Bobrivnyk was supposed to start at 15.00 on Friday, however, due to the protracted meeting in another case, a remand Martynenko started at 18:55. Prosecutors are asking the court about the arrest of Mykola Martynenko and UAH 300 million of collateral.
02.54 Martynenko said that he does not have 300 million hryvnia for the Deposit.
01.19 Court on election of a measure of restraint for former MP Martynenko adjourned until Saturday morning.
00.55 to bail Martynenko agreed 15 MPs and four Ministers.
00.15 the Court rejected the lawyers “immediate release” from custody Martynenko.
23.46 Began consideration of the merits of the petition for election measures of restraint Martynenko.
22.52 In the Solomensky district court of Kiev, where already more than three hours with breaks held meeting on election of measures of restraint for ex-the people’s Deputy Nikolay Martynenko and first Deputy Chairman of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Sergey Fracture are supporting both sides of the policy process.
21.44 the Judge of Solomensky district court of Kiev of Hell pedenko, having considered the petition of protection ex-the people’s Deputy Nikolay Martynenko disqualification of judge Alexander Bobrivnyk, the Chairman of the meeting on election of a preventive measure former parliamentarian, denied the motion.
20.45 the Judge of Solomensky district court of Kiev of Hell pedenko started to consider the petition of protection ex-the people’s Deputy Nikolay Martynenko disqualification of judge Alexander Bobrivnyk, the Chairman of the meeting on election of a preventive measure former MP.
20.22 the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov underlined the importance of impartiality and independence of the judge in the case of the former MP from the faction “people’s front” Mykola Martynenko.
19:40 the court resumed the meeting.
19:10 bobrivnyk the Judge announced a break in the court hearing.
19:05 Lawyer Mykola Martynenko Igor Cherezov immediately after the opening of the court session began to read the petition for recusal. Protection of the former MP believes the judge Alexander Bobrivnyk zagazirovanie.
18:55 the Judge of Solomensky regional court Alexander Bobrovnik, who was recently elected a measure of restraint removed from office the head of the State fiscal service Novel Nasirova, opened the meeting.
We will remind, in the evening of 19 April was detained by representatives of NABU, the former people’s Deputy from “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.