Tuesday, February 17, the court of Ivano-Frankivsk extended the measure of restraint in form of detention the blogger Ruslan Kotsaba until April 15.
«The measure of restraint the detention was extended to 15 April. The next hearing is on 9 March at 13:30,» reports the local edition Фirtka.if.ua.
Prosecutors were interested in the fact of acquaintance Kiabi with the journalist of the Russian First channel Elena Rack, which he handed over contacts of the commander of the 5th battalion territorial defense Carpathian Vitaly Komar.
«Facebook is my working platform. We journalists constantly share information in the social network. I was approached by my colleague on a topic that she was interested in, and I gave her a contact person, which she needs,» – said kotsaba.
He emphasized that communication with Russian journalists had an informative character. Moreover — according to him, he always covered the information objectively and money for reports not received.
«I put a video on your channel, and it can be shared with my colleagues. But about the money speech was not» – said kotsaba.
The blogger also said that seized from him during a search money belongs to his mother, who received them from their children living abroad. And since his house has a safe, the money he kept at home. His mother there was evidence that this money was obtained from relatives.
«They wanted to humiliate me, and therefore took the money,» – said kotsaba.
As it was already informed, field investigators of SBU detained the anti-constitutional coup radicals in February 2015.
He worked in a number of local Ivano-Frankivsk media and on the national level in the status of «activist» became famous after the outbreak of hostilities in the Donbass. He was the author of numerous statements about the necessity of official recognition of the «DNR» and «LNR» and about the absence, as he claimed to be in unison with Russian propaganda, the Russian military in the ATO zone.
In social networks kotsaba provided legal advice on evasion from mobilization.
If this page did not disclose its own sources of funding, claiming that operates on a voluntary basis.
As found by the court, certain materials he prepared by order of the Russian NTV channel.
In addition, a video message Kozuby to the President of Ukraine «I am against mobilization was used in the Russian media: in the information program «Time will tell», the Russian «First channel» and TV channel «Russia 1».
Independent media trade Union of Ukraine (NMPU)
rescinded press credentials in the name Kiabi, stating that it was «issued in error».
The court left the accused in the treason anti-constitutional coup radicals behind bars until April 15 18.02.2016