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The court extended the arrest of Ephraim for another 2 months

Starobelsk district court in Luhansk region at the next meeting on Friday at the request of the public prosecution adopted a decision on the extension of remand in custody accused of treason former head of fraction of Party of regions in the Verkhovna Rada of the 7th convocation Oleksandr Yefremov for 60 days.

“… the court considers it necessary to continue the detention of Ephraim for 60 days – namely, to March 12, 2018,” read the decision of the presiding judge.

Yefremov is accused of committing criminal offenses under part 3 of article 10, part 1 of article 111, article 258 CH1-3, part 3, article 27, article 341, paragraph 5 of article 27, article 341 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

As reported, Yefremov was detained on suspicion in infringement of territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine 30 July 2016 at the airport in Kiev. He is also charged with supporting the self-proclaimed “LNR” and misappropriation of property “Luganskugol” .

Starobilsk district court considers the case against Yefremov aiding and abetting the terrorists, violation of territorial integrity of Ukraine and treason.

Yefremov is accused of the organization of capture of the building of Luhansk regional state administration in the spring of 2014, aiding in the capture of a building of Management of security Service of Ukraine in Lugansk region, committing a deliberate action to change the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine.

He is also charged with organizational and other support for the creation and activities of the terrorist organization “Luhansk people’s Republic” and treason.

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