Medvedchuk will remain in custody until at least mid-September: court decision
Medvedchuk's preventive measure was extended/SBU
A bunch of Russian dictator Putin Viktor Medvedchuk extended his preventive measure. He will now remain in custody until at least September 19.
The court ruled on August 3. The measure of restraint for Putin's godfather was extended by the Lychakovsky District Court of Lvov.
The court granted the prosecutors' petition
On July 28, Prosecutor General Andrei Kostin signed a motion to extend Viktor Medvedchuk as a measure of restraint in the form of detention.
The court granted this petition and continued the measure of restraint for Putin's godfather, suspected of:
- high treason;
- committing an offense by a group of persons, in particular by prior agreement;
- creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization.
4 criminal cases were initiated against Viktor Medvedchuk. We are talking about:
- high treason,
- coal business,
- the so-called “Medvedchuk's pipe”,
- and one more the case, the details of which have not yet been disclosed.
Criminal cases against Viktor Medvedchuk were initiated back in 2021. Then Putin's godfather was sent under house arrest, but after the start of a full-scale Russian invasion, he disappeared. However, on April 12, the SBU carried out a successful operation and detained Medvedchuk.
Subsequently, the Lychakovsky District Court of Lvov arrested Putin's godfather without the right to bail. It is worth noting that Ukraine considered the possibility of exchanging Medvedchuk for defenders and civilians from Azovstal, but the Kremlin refused to do so.