Sivec urging Pecherskyi district court to change preventive punishment against Lutsenko
Marek Sivec, a deputy of the European Parliament, is urging Kyiv's Pecherskyi district court to change preventive punishment against former Minister of Internal Affairs Yurii Lutsenko.
He has said this in the statement published in the Den newspaper.
The EU Parliament member sent the related letter to the court on July 7.
"I wrote I was willing to stand surety for Yurii Lutsenko provided the court satisfied my appeal for choosing another preventive punishment against the defendant," the letter reads.
Sivec also expressed concern over Lutsenko case since his arrest was the measure of last resort and had to be applied in case of real threat.
Taking into account Lutsenko's state of heath, the court could take the less restrictive preventive measure, Sivec emphasized.
At the same time he noted he had no intention to interfere in the domestic jurisdiction.
According to Sivec, the offensive police the Ukrainian leadership is carrying out is pursued in the interests of democracy in Ukraine.
As Ukrainian News reported, Former Internal Affairs Minister Yurii Lutsenko's wife Iryna on June 30 asked the court to change the preventive punishment against her husband for him to get effective treatment.
Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv refused to change the restrictive measure against former interior affairs minister Yurii Lutsenko from arrest to another restrictive measure not connected with imprisonment.