29.10.15 17:58

Books seized back in 2010 planted on Ukrainian Literature Library in Moscow. DOCUMENT

The employees of Moscow-based Library of Ukrainian Literature presented a document proving that the book by Dmytro Korchynskiy, which was allegedly found in the library on Wednesday, had been confiscated in 2010 and not returned to the library.

This was reported to UNIAN by Tetiana Muntian, library's department head, who provided the relevant document, Censor.NET informs.

"Yesterday the investigators planted books that had been confiscated during the first search in December 2010 and not returned to the library," Muntyan said.

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She said that among these editions, there was the book by Dmytro Korchynskiy titled "War in the crowd" flagged as extremist literature in Russia on March 13, 2013.

обыск библиотека украинской литературы

According to Muntian, the book is likely to be used as the main evidence in the indictment against Natalia Sharina, library's director.

In turn, Vitalii Krykunenko, the head of Ukrainian studies, cultural and media programs department, said he witnessed yesterday how the investigators were showing books allegedly found in the library. "The employees of the processing department immediately found out that those publications did not belong to the library, they had been planted," Krykunenko said.

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He said that the employees drew investigators' attention to this fact. After that, they were asked to leave the premises while the director was left face-to-face with the investigators.

As reported earlier, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is seeking arrest of Natalia Sharina, the director of Moscow-based Library of Ukrainian Literature.
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