KURT GROSZHANS

Farmer Kurt Groszhans is back in North Dakota after being jailed in Ukraine

ASHLEY, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) — A North Dakota farmer who had been detained in Ukraine for nearly a year is back home. A statement released by his family confirmed that Kurt Groszhans returned to North Dakota on his birthday, October 20. The Ashley, North Dakota man was charged and imprisoned last November for plotting to assassinate Ukraine’s then-agriculture minister, Roman Leschenko….

North Dakota farmer out of jail, remains in Ukraine

Kurt GroszhansFARGO, N.D. – A North Dakota farmer who had been jailed in Ukraine since November has been released from custody, yet still remains in the eastern European country. Sen. John Hoeven says work continues in regards to “fair treatment and safety” of Kurt Groszhans, who was arrested on charges he plotted to assassinate Ukraine’s then-agriculture minister, Roman Leschenko. Groszhans’…

North Dakota farmer jailed in Ukraine moved out of Kyiv

Kurt GroszhansWASHINGTON – A North Dakota farmer jailed in Ukraine has been moved to a new facility away from the capital city of Kyiv. Sen. John Hoeven says Kurt Groszhans was moved to Lviv. Groszhans, of Ashley, has been jailed since November on charges that he plotted to assassinate Ukraine’s then-agriculture minister, Roman Leschenko. Groszhans’ family has said the charges…

Target of alleged assassination plot involving North Dakota farmer resigns

Kurt GroszhansKYIV (KVRR) – Published reports say Ukraine Agriculture Minister Roman Leshchenko, the man Ukrainian authorities claim was the target of an assassination plot involving Ashley, North Dakota farmer Kurt Groszhans, has suddenly resigned. Groszhans is accused of being involved in a conspiracy to kill Leshchenko, a former business partner who Groszhans claims stole money from him. Groszhans’ family and supporters…

War in Ukraine complicates path home for Groszhans

Kurt GroszhansWASHINGTON (AP) – The challenging path to bringing home Americans jailed in Ukraine and Russia is even more complicated now with a war overwhelming the region and increasingly hostile relations between the United States and the Kremlin. Ukraine is holding North Dakota farmer Kurt Groszhans, accused in a plot to assassinate a current member of the country’s political cabinet….

Groszhans remains jailed as tensions rise between Ukraine and Russia

Kurt GroszhansWASHINGTON – A North Dakota farmer remains jailed in Ukraine on charges he attempted to assassinate a former business partner who is now a government minister. Kurt Groszhans of Ashley is in a Kyiv prison.  He’s been charged with attempted murder, attempted extortion and attempted kidnapping. Groszhans’ family says the charges are bogus and designed to stifle his claims of…

Cramer optimistic after visiting North Dakota farmer in Ukrainian prison

Sen. Kevin Cramer, Kurt GroszhansFARGO (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer says there’s cause for optimism following his meeting with a North Dakota farmer being held for an alleged assassination plot against a member of the Ukrainian president’s cabinet. Kurt Groszhans of Ashley is in a Kyiv prison.  He’s been charged with attempted murder, attempted extortion and attempted kidnapping. Groszhans and…