The hearing on the appeal against the preventive measure elected by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara was postponed to April 28.
This was reported by the press service of the Kiev Court of Appeal.
“The examination of the defense appeal, filed against the decision of the Shevchenkovsky district court of Kiev of March 27, 2020 on the application of the preventive measure in the form of detention against the suspect K., has was postponed to April 28, 2020 (13 hours 40 minutes) in connection with the defense’s request to put the suspect back in court, “the statement said.
As reported, on March 27, the Shevchenkovsky district court in the capital chose a preventive measure in the form of 60-day detention with the possibility of paying a security deposit of 14 million 82,000 UAH Kozhara, suspected of killing businessman Sergei Staritsky.
The investigation estimates that the former foreign minister killed Staritsky, then organized his suicide.
At the same time, Kozhar’s lawyers said that his wife, Marina Kozerod, had confessed to the murder of businessman Sergei Staritsky. This was allegedly stated in her statement, which she tabled on March 25.
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On February 21, in the home of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2012-2014, Leonid Kozhara, in the village of Chaika, the murder of the former head of the Inter TV channel, of the director general of the television Tonis and one of the owners of the Atlantic group’s advertising holding company, Sergey Staritsky, was killed.
The police initially investigated the suicide, but later the death of a businessman was described as intentional murder.
According to the Kiev region prosecutor’s office, a preliminary investigation revealed that on February 21, the suspect, his wife and Staritsky had consumed alcohol. There was a conflict between men, which turned into a fight.
The suspect took a gun and struck the victim in the back of the head, after which he shot him in the head, from where he died instantly.
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The former Minister of Foreign Affairs was informed on March 25 of a suspicion of a criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (intentional, that is, deliberately unlawful murder causing death to another person). The sanction of the article provides for a prison sentence of 7 to 15 years.
Subsequently, investigators from the Kiev region police shared their suspicions of knowingly giving false testimony to Marina Kozerod, wife of former Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru