Yanukovych’s lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk came to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine instead of the ex-president, who was afraid for his life, as reported by Interfax.
He recalled that the Kyiv Court of Appeal has to consider the appeal with respect to trial in absentia.
Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office stated that did not receive the confirmation of Yanukovych’s whereabouts, neither from himself, nor from representatives of the Russian Federation.
Yanukovych was officially summoned for questioning by Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office, scheduled on August 11.
He left Kyiv during the night of 21 February 2014. In his press conference in Rostov-on-Don on 28 February ex-president claimed that at the time he did not flee anywhere, but that his car was shot at by automatic rifles as he left Kyiv for Kharkiv "to meet the representatives of local parties" and he was then forced to move around Ukraine amid fears for the safety of himself and his family.