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Former health minister detained at Zhulyany airport

She came from Minsk.

Former health minister detained at Zhulyany airport
Rayisa Bohatyryova
Photo: Max Levin

Rayisa Bohatyryova, a former health minister in Viktor Yanukovych's government, has returned to Ukraine. She was immediately handed over to the National Police at Kyiv Zhulyany airport, a source has told Interfax-Ukraine.

The Newsroom quoted its sources in law enforcement as saying that she flew in from Minsk after a court had obliged the Prosecutor-General's Office to close the case against her. She was detained because she was still listed wanted.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov confirmed her detention.

"Yes, she has been detained," he told Ukrainian News without disclosing any details.

Bohatyryova is suspected of especially gross embezzlement.

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