Censor.NET correspondent reports from the court room.
The process is led by Judge Lazarenko. Five attorneys are involves in the process, four of them are present in the court room.
Pictured below is Pavlovskyi wearing a uniform. The suspect is handcuffed.
Court room turned out too small for all those who wanted to be present at the hearing. In the room, in the hallways, and next to the building several dozen people wearing military uniforms are present. They say they are from the Defense Ministry.
A private ambulance is on duty next to the court building.
Pavlovskyi's lawyer insists that his client was detained illegally. The defense says detectives made a decision to detain Pavlovskyi without a relevant ruling of an investigation judge and is asking to consider this motion.
Judge Lazarenko said she hadn't received this motion from the court office.
On Oct. 11, 2017 NABU detectives together with SAP prosecutors conducted a number of raids that resulted in detention of two people suspected of embezzlement: deputy defense minister and director of State Procurement and Material Supplies Department. Later, it was reported that the detained deputy minister of defense is Lieutenant General Ihor Pavlovskyi.
Head of Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi told a briefing later that the prosecutors will ask for arrest and a bail in amount of one third of the damage inflicted, i.e. 149 million hryvnia.