Separatist released: Luhansk separatist leader freed from jail for 'cooperation with investigation'

18:19 Oct. 10, 2016

Luhansk separatist leader freed from jail for 'cooperation with investigation'

Korsunsky with the first leader of 'LPR' Bolotov (by nv.ua)

Separatist leader Korsunsky released from custody on the request of the prosecutor's office

Ukrainian court of Troitsky district (Luhansk region) dismissed from prosecution and released from custody a notorious separatist leader Sergey Korsunsky, Hromadske.ua reports. He was accused of being one of the creators of so-called ‘Luhansk People's Republic', declared terrorist organization by Prosecutor General's office.

The release of Korsunsky was petitioned by his lawyers and the prosecutor. Last one reasoned such step because of the absence of any facts, revealing Korsunsky committed other crimes besides of participation in a terrorist organization.

Court order also states: "Having that, Korsunsky S. A. voluntarily reported to law enforcement agencies on the activities of the terrorist organization ‘LPR' and contributed to revealing crimes of terrorist organization ‘LPR'". It is noted that he partially admitted his guilt.

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Sergey Korsunsky spent eight months in a Kyiv prison of  the Security Service of Ukraine. Earlier SBU reported he was captured in Poltava while trying to flee to Russia.

Ukrainian media say Sergey Korsunsky was behind the capture of the Luhansk region by Russian militants and participated in the attacks on the buildings of government agencies. 

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