In Moldova, at the request of Belarus, a Ukrainian deputy was detained

In Minsk, Yevgeny Yakovenko is accused of corruption. The Belarusian authorities put the parliamentarian on the international wanted list and demand his extradition “In Moldova, at the request of Belarus, a Ukrainian MP was detained” />

Yevgeny Yakovenko

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine MP Yevgeny Yakovenko was detained in Moldova, writes with reference to the head of the press service of the General Inspectorate of the Border Police, Raisa Nowicki. She promised to give details later.

According to the sources of the publication, the reason for the detention was the international search for the parliamentarian through Interpol at the request of the Belarusian authorities. The head of the Chisinau office of Interpol, Viorel Centiu, confirmed to Deschide that Yakovenko was indeed wanted. Minsk demands the arrest and extradition of the politician, accusing him of corruption.

Yakovenko became a People's Deputy of Ukraine in 2019. He was nominated to parliament from the Batkivshchyna party; Yulia Tymoshenko, but subsequently distanced himself from her and did not join the faction. According to Delovaya Stolitsa, the politician is a member of several groups for inter-parliamentary relations, including with Moldova.

Representatives of the Opposition Platform— For life» accused Yakovenko of bribing voters and falsifying the voting results.

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