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Arrested Ukrainian Politician Korban Hospitalized With Chest Pains

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A jailed Ukrainian politician, Hennadiy Korban, has been hospitalized with what his aides have described as chest pains.

Korban's press secretary Yevhenia Kravchuk said on December 7 that the leader the Ukrainian Union of Patriots party (UKROP) was rushed to a hospital in the city of Dnipropetrovsk overnight.

Kravchuk quoted Korban's lawyer, Yevhen Pashko, as saying that Korban was diagnosed with coronary artery disease.

The 45-year-old Korban was detained on October 31 on suspicion of kidnapping, embezzlement, and having ties with organized crime.

On November 6, Korban was placed under house arrest until December 31.

Korban, a former deputy governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, and his supporters insist that his arrest is politically motivated.

Korban's party, UKROP, was officially registered in September 2014.

With reporting by UNIAN