Vlasenko spent hours in the Prosecutor General’s Office before being allowed to leave in the evening. He has been summoned for further interrogation the next three days.
He told journalists that the plan had been to detain him, but that officials backed down because of opposition reaction. He now expects bail as long as he agrees to not leave Kyiv. Since Tymoshenko is in custody in Kharkiv, this will likely remove him from her defense team. He believes the schedule of interrogations to be aimed at preventing him from communicating with Pat Cox and Alexandr Kwaśniewski, the EU envoys who are due to report to the European Parliament in two days on the results of their mission.