3 Jul 2019 19:55

Ukrainian PM's ex-translator suspected of treason placed under house arrest

KYIV. July 3 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman's former translator Stanislav Yezhov is to be released from custody and placed under house arrest, Holosivskyi district court ruled in Kyiv on Wednesday.

"The court has released Yezhov right in the session room, having placed him under house arrest," Yezhov's lawyer Valentyn Rybin wrote on Facebook.

The prosecutor had insisted on extending his custody period.

The member of the government secretariat was arrested by counter-intelligence officers from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) On December 20, 2017. It was established that Yezhov had been "recruited by Russian intelligence services during a long foreign business trip." According to the SBU, Yezhov was spying on government agencies using special devices.