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Kyiv Pechersky District Court has granted the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine to choose arrest as a pre-trial preventive measure for fugitive Ukrainian businessman Serhiy Kurchenko, the PGO’s press service reported.

“On January 3, 2017, the investigating judge of Pechersky District Court of Kyiv issued a ruling to grant a repeated request by the Prosecutor General’s Office to choose a preventive measures in the form of detention,” the press service reported.

The Prosecutor General’s Office reiterates that they are holding a pre-trial investigation into Kurchenko on suspicion of establishing and managing a criminal organization and misappropriating property using state-run and private banking institutions, state-owned enterprises of the fuel and energy sector in a large scale. The activities of the criminal organization have inflicted losses to the state amounting to more than Hr 7 billion.

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