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The European Commission Delegation to Ukraine told Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday that Ukrainian authorities should investigate the case and that the EU is looking into it. The delegation also cited a statement by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

On October 17, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Left Front coordinator Sergei Udaltsov, his assistant Konstantin Lebedev, and Razvozzhayev, who is an assistant to State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomaryov, accusing them of organizing mass riots under Articles 30 and 212 of the Russian Criminal Code. The criminal case was opened based on the probe into information given in the film Anatomy of Protest 2, which aired on NTV television on October 5.

On the same day, Udaltsov and Lebedev were summoned to the Investigative Committee as suspects and their residences were searched. Lebedev was detained for 48 hours and Udaltsov was released after giving his written promise not to leave Moscow. The Moscow Basmanny Court later arrested Lebedev until December 16. The investigators were not able to find Razvozzhayev.

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