Medvedchuk, the leader of ‘OPZZh’ party, is a suspect in the case of treason and aiding terrorist activities.

According to Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, he is accused of purchasing coal from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

On October 11, state prosecutors issued arrest warrant for Viktor Medvedchuk with possible release on UAH 1 billion bail.

The pretrial hearing lasted for more than 6 hours with final decision to deny the prosecutors’ claim and to remain Medvedchuk under round-the-clock house arrest until December 7.

The Prosecutor General’s office announced the intention to appeal the precautionary measure chosen by the court.

‘Such a precautionary measure is insufficient. In this regard, prosecutors will appeal against it and insist on detention with the alternative of UAH 1 billion bail’, the statement says.