The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has detained former Justice Minister Olena Lukash, SBU spokesperson Olena Hitlianska wrote on Facebook on Thursday.
“At 15:00 Kyiv time, a briefing is scheduled due to the detention of Olena Lukash, who was put on the wanted list in connection with her involvement in crimes against the Maidan,” Hitlianska said.
On May 28, 2014, the Kyiv Prosecutors’ Office announced that they had registered criminal proceedings on the fact of committing crimes by former Justice Minister Lukash.
The prosecutors reported that information about the following crimes committed by Lukash had been added to the state register of pre-trial investigations: offences under Part 1 of Article 367 (neglect of duty), Part 2 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code (unauthorized interference in work of electronic computing systems, automated systems, computing networks or telecommunications networks), related to the shutdown of all integrated and state-operated registers of the Ukrainian Justice Ministry’s information network.
Being Justice Minister, Lukash in October 2013 ordered the acting Director General of state-run enterprise “Information Center” subordinate to the Justice Ministry to introduce illegal changes to the software supporting the work of the integrated state-operated registers. As a result of this, the systems failed to work properly, causing unauthorized blocking of information and distortion of data processing.