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Yanukovych case: Court hearing adjourned for June 26
12:09, 16 June 2017
Yanukovych case: Court hearing adjourned for June 26

The court prohibited to conduct the investigation in absentia

12:09, 16 June 2017

RIA news

The next session of Obolon district court in Kyiv in the case of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych will take place on June 26. Vladyslav Devyatko, the chief judge, said that while closing today’s hearing.  

The session is to kick off at 10 a.m.

During today’s session, the defense team of the former Ukrainian leader presented more than 180 documents, proving that the investigation in absentia against Yanukovych is illegal. Having considered arguments of all sides involved in the case, the court granted the defense team’s motion.

Viktor Yanukovych served as the president of Ukraine in 2010-2014. He was ousted during the anti-government protests, known as the Revolution of Dignity in February 2014. Back then, Yanukovych and his sidekicks fled the country; the ex-Ukrainian leader has been residing in Russia ever since. The Ukrainian government repeatedly demanded that Yanukovych be repatriated, but Russia refused. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine charges Yanukovych of state treason, supporting Russian officials responsible for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as waging aggressive war  

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