Landik case to be sent to court in a month or two, says interior minister

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Sept. 23, 2011, 7:05 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine


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Ukrainian Interior Minister Anatoliy Mohyliov has predicted that a criminal case opened against former Luhansk City Council deputy Roman Landik will be sent to court in a month or two. "I think that an investigation into the case will be completed in a month or two, and the case will be sent to court," he said during a hotline of the Komsomolskaya Pravda v Ukraine newspaper on Friday.

Mohyliov said that Landik was currently in jail in Kharkiv and that a court would soon make a decision to choose the measure of restraint for him.

After that, Landik will be brought to Luhansk region, where the criminal case against him will be investigated.

When asked how long it will be until Landyk is in Luhansk region, the minister said: "I think that it will take 10-15 days."

On July 7, the prosecutor's office of Luhansk region opened a criminal case against Landik on charges of disorderly conduct (Part 3 of Article 296) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Landik beat up a young woman in a restaurant. This incident was recorded on the video and the clip was posted on the Internet.

The injured woman, aged 20, was hospitalized with concussion and bruises.

Landik was expelled from the Regions Party and from the party's faction in Luhansk City Council.

He was put on the wanted list and detained near Krasnodar.

On July 20, Krasnodar Court of Russia decided to extradite Landik to Ukraine.

Landik is the son of Volodymyr Landik, a member of the Regions Party's faction at Ukraine's parliament.
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