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Yanukovych case: Court hearing underway
10:54, 29 May 2017
Yanukovych case: Court hearing underway

Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine charges former President with state treason

10:54, 29 May 2017

Ria

On May 29, the Obolon district court in Kyiv continues to look into the case of former president Viktor Yanukovych. The preparatory session of the court began at 10 a.m. Monday.

The court’s building is heavily guarded due to the enhanced security mode; the adjacent streets are shut off. No rallies or protests take place in the area, the situation is calm, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.

So far there is no information whether Yanykovych himself will get in touch with the court; last time, he faced the court by using Skype for the video conference.

On May 4, the court started looking into the case of Viktor Yanukovych, the ex-president of Ukraine; the former official is charged with state treason, assisting in waging aggressive war and assisting in changing Ukraine’s territories and the state border.  

Yanukovych who ruled Ukraine in 2010-2014 fled the country after the victory of Euromaidan activists, the anti-government and pro-EU protesters, in February 2014. He and a number of his associates in the-then Ukrainian government have been residing in Russia since then.

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