Lawyer Mark Feygin plans to use the precedent of video interrogation of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to continue to demand questioning of Ukrainian witnesses in the Russian courts. He stated this on the broadcast of "112 Ukraine" TV Channel.
"The problem appeared in Ukrainian processes when there were attempts to question Ukrainian witnesses in cases of Ukrainian citizens who were brought to criminal responsibility for political reasons, that same Savchenko case, it was denied, just on the basis that there was no technical system in the first place, but it really works in the Russian courts, specifically. And secondly, you cannot trust the Ukrainian court that it certifies the identity of the one who will be on the other side of the screen,” he said.
He said that if Yanukovych was allowed to be questioned from the courtroom, then, probably, it is possible to solve it technically, somehow, so that the witnesses which he calls at the request could come to that same court and give their testimony.