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PM's interpreter accused of high treason released from custody

He was placed under house arrest.

PM's interpreter accused of high treason released from custody
Stanislav Yezhov
Photo: Serhiy Nuzhnenko

Kyiv's Holosiyivskyy district court has release from custody Stanislav Yezhov, a former deputy head of protocol for Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Yezhov is accused of working for the Russian special services.

"The court granted out request and today changed the restriction measure for Yezhov to around-the-clock house arrest while wearing an electronic monitoring device," Yezhov's lawyer Valentyn Rybin told Ukrainian News.

The lawyer admitted that the request was made after on 25 June, the Constitutional Court ruled that arrest is not the only restriction measure applicable to high treason and terrorism suspects.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained Yezhov on suspicion of high reason on 20 December 2018. He was accused of supplying the Russian special services with files on the prime minister's meetings with foreign officials, including NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini.

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