Arrest of Makarenko, Didenko extended until April 10

Print version
March 9, 2011, 5:52 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The arrest of a former head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine, Anatoliy Makarenko, and a former deputy chief of Naftogaz Ukrainy, Ihor Didenko, has been extended until April 10. Makarenko's and Didenko's lawyers, Yuriy Sukhov and Yuriy Hryhorenko, told Interfax-Ukraine that the Court of Appeals in Kyiv had issued such rulings on Wednesday.

Hryhorenko said that the court had extended the arrest of his client despite the fact that last week Didenko and he finished reading the materials of a criminal case opened against his client.

Makarenko was detained in late June 2010, while Didenko was arrested in July 2010.

On June 8, 2010, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce obliged Naftogaz Ukrainy to return 11 billion cubic meters of gas to RosUkrEnergo and pay it a fine in commodity form of 1.1 billion cubic meters of gas in line with its contract.

The Security Service of Ukraine completed its pre-trial investigation into a criminal case against officials of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy and the State Customs Service on the unlawful seizure of gas belonging to Swiss-based gas trader RosUkrEnergo and the illegal customs clearance in February-March 2009 of the gas.
The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.


© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.