Members of Parliament from the People’s Front parliamentary faction and some Cabinet members have vowed their support for former MP Mykola Martynenko and announced plans to ask the court to release him against their guarantees.
“I have already given my guarantees for Yuriy Syrotiuk (member of the Svoboda Party). He attended all court hearings. I think Mykola Martynenko won’t let us down if he is released [for the period of the trial] against our guarantees,” Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov told journalists outside the courthouse on Friday.
Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan, as well as parliamentarians Mykola Kniazhytsky, Pavlo Pynzenyk, Georgiy Logvinskiy also plan to ask the court to release their former colleague, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.