Kyiv's Court of Appeal on Wednesday has upheld a four-year sentence to former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko declared by Pechersky District Court in Kyiv.

The ruling was read out by Judge Ivan Rybak presiding over the appeal proceedings.

"The verdict against Lutsenko and Prystupliuk, produced by Pechersky District Court in Kyiv, is declared legal, complaints of the lawyers are disallowed," reads the court judgment, UKRINFORM reports.

As reported, former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko is accused of embezzlement and abuse of power, in particular, illegal employment of his driver Leonid Prystupliuk at the Interior Ministry and violations involved in granting him an apartment and pension accrual.
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