Ukrainian ex-governor accuses authorities of abuse of power

Kyrylo Shevchenko
Kyrylo Shevchenko
Photo: NBU

Ukraine’s former central bank governor Kyrylo Shevchenko has accused two of the country’s anti-corruption agencies of preventing his lawyers from adequately representing him in court.

A court in Kyiv issued a warrant to take Shevchenko into preventative detention after a hearing on November 9. The office of Ukraine’s special anti-corruption prosecutor, SAP, requested the warrant for Shevchenko, who is currently living in an undisclosed Western European country.

After the ruling, Ukraine’s

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