6 Dec 2019 17:39

United Russia member Kucheryavy suspected of violating Ukraine's integrity - Ukrainian Security Service

KYIV. Dec 6 (Interfax) - Igor Kucheryavy, a member of the Sevastopol regional branch of the United Russia party's political council, has been notified of being suspected of violating Ukraine's territorial integrity, and Ukrainian authorities have yet to decide what restrictive measure should be applied to him, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) told Interfax.

"Kucheryavy has been notified of being suspected of committing a crime covered by Ukrainian Criminal Code Article 110 Part 2 (violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity), and a precautionary restrictive measure has yet to be chosen for him," the SBU said.

The SBU had said earlier that Kucheryavy was not detained in the legal sense.

"He is staying in a hotel in Kherson and, technically, he is not detained," a SBU representative told Interfax.

According to the SBU, Kucheryavy has agreed to cooperate with investigators.

As reported earlier, Kucheryavy was detained by SBU officers at the Kalanchak checkpoint as he headed to Ukraine to apply for an international travel passport.