Ukrainian court summons separatists leader Igor Plotnitsky for questioning

The Podilskyi District Court of Kiev called for the Head of the unrecognized Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, to attend a hearing on the 31st of August, 2016. This announcement was published in the official newspaper of the central executive authorities, the "Uryadovy Courier" (the Governmental Courier) № 149 on the 10th of August, 2016.

"The Podilskyi District Court of Kyiv calls the accused, Plotnitsky Igor Venediktovich, born on 24 June 1964 (last known residence: Lugansk, Shevchenko Str., 4, Apt. 69) for committing crimes under Part 3 of Article 146, Part 2 of Article 258 and Part 3 of Article 332 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, to the court session to be held on the 31st of August 2016 at 1:00 PM,” the message stated.

Plotnitsky is legally obligated to be presence in court. In case of his absence, criminal proceedings will be carried out under special court proceedings.

As it previously reported, Plotnitsky’s car exploded on the morning of the 6th of August, 2016 in Luhansk. He was hospitalized for injuries sustained in the incident, but has recently begun to return to work.

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