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Ex-MP Martynenko detained by anticorruption agents

A court will choose a measure of restraint for him tomorrow.

Ex-MP Martynenko detained by anticorruption agents
Mykola Martynenko
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Detectives of the National Anticorruption Bureau (NABU) have detained former MP Mykola Martynenko, LB.ua has learned from its sources. The NABU has also confirmed the news to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

A court will choose a measure of restraint for him tomorrow.

MP Serhiy Leshchenko said on Facebook that Martynenko was detained "in the case of kickbacks on Enerhoatom contracts to his Panamanian company with accounts in Switzerland".

According to the Insider website, Martynenko was detained in a different case, the one which concerns the Eastern Ore Dressing Mill.

On 11 December 2015, the NABU said it was investigating two criminal cases concerning Martynenko. The first case concerns the purchase of uranium concentrate by the Eastern Ore Dressing Mill from an Austrian company, the second one concerns bribes during the purchase of equipment from Skoda by the state-owned atomic energy company Enerhoatom. The former MP was a witness in the cases.

Martynenko stepped down as MP in late 2015 amid allegations of corruption.