BUDAPEST (QHA) - The Ukrainian Bureau of Interpol has reported that they have been notified by phone about the detention of a former MP from the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko and the Party of Regions, Oleksandr Shepelev, in Hungary, and expect to receive the relevant documents from the Hungarian counterparts later this day, Interfax-Ukraine learned in the agency.
"Interpol received this information by phone. We haven't got documentary evidence yet. But we expect to get the documents from the Hungarian law enforcement agencies later on Friday," the source said, Interfax-Ukraine informed.
The Ukrainska Pravda Internet publication reported earlier quoting its sources that former MP Shepelev, who was put on the international wanted list on suspicion of attempted murder and embezzlement of funds, was detained in Budapest.
As reported, in April 2012, the chief of the main investigation department of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Ivan Derevianko, said a criminal case was opened against an MP of the fifth and sixth convocations (2006-2012), Shepelev in February 2011. The SBU suspects Shepelev of being involved in the embezzlement of the funds of Rodovid Bank worth over UAH 220 million, as well as being involved, along with businessman Pavlo Borulko, in the embezzlement of public funds of the refinancing of the National Bank of Ukraine worth UAH 315.3 million in March-May 2009.
At the same time, Shepelev strongly denied all of the allegations against him, and said that the accusations made against him could be an attempt to draw the attention of mass media away from claims by Borulko that some employees of the SBU are involved in blackmail.
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