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Ukraine's former transport minister reportedly detained in Moscow

According to the investigation, Rudkovsky allegedly hurled a stone at the building of the Russian embassy in Kyiv in June 2014.

Police in Moscow have detained Ukraine's former transport minister and MP (2012-2014), Mykola Rudkovskyy, who had been wanted for allegedly taking part in the "attack" on the Russian embassy in Kyiv in 2014.

"On Friday, 28 September, police officers in Moscow's Basmannyy district detained a Ukrainian national Mykola Rudkovskyy, 50, who had been on the federal wanted list for committing a crime under the Article "Assaults on Persons or Institutions Under International Protection" of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. A measure of restraint in the form of arrest was selected for the individual," Moskva news agency reported on October 1, referring to its source in Russia's law enforcement agencies.

According to the Russian investigation, Rudkovskyy allegedly hurled a stone at the building of the Russian embassy in Kyiv in June 2014. Moscow's Basmannyy District Court earlier arrested the former minister in absentia.

As was earlier reported, on 14 June 2014, activists picketed the embassy of the Russian Federation in Kyiv in connection with the downing of a Ukrainian Il-76 military transport plane.

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