Pashynsky Ordered Detained Until Trial
The former MP is accused of shooting someone during a traffic incident
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Kyiv Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv to choose a measure of restraint for former Ukrainian MP Serhiy Pashynsky in the form of detention with no right to post bail, according to a Ukrinform correspondent.
“I know that they will send me dozens of new suspicions from Monday. They will try to break me. They will try to tell you some lies,” Pashynsky said in the courtroom.
He added that he would not hide from the investigation and from responsibility.
On October 7, 2019, Kyiv’s Pechersk District Court detained Pashynsky until December 4.
The pretrial investigation found that on December 31, 2016, in a village in Vasylkiv district of Kyiv region, a road incident occurred between Pashynsky and local resident Viacheslav Khimikus. Pashynsky shot Khimikus with a Glock 19 pistol, which he said was a weapon of honor. He said he had received it in March 2014 when he served as acting deputy head of the Presidential Administration.
Khimikus sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg. According to a forensic examination, the wound was severe.
Investigators of the central office of the State Bureau of Investigation served Pashynsky with a notice of suspicion.