Yanukovuch refused to show up for questioning

Source : 112 Ukraine

His lawyer stated that ex-president must have a good cause not to come to Kyiv
13:18, 7 August 2015


Ukrainian Ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, who currently is reported to stay in Russian Federation, will not come to Kyiv for questioning at the prosecutor's office on August 11, said his lawyer, Vitaliy Serdiuk, as reported by Minfin.
According to Serdiuk, the Prosecutor's Office will be notified about the good cause of taking this action.
However, the lawyer said that the former president is ready to answer investigators' questions via video call. Earlier, the prosecutor's office refused to hold such questioning.
Also Yanukovych’s lawyer said that he appealed the decision to investigate the cases against ex-president of Ukraine without his presence.
"Such a decision could be made, if Yanukovych was on the international wanted list. The search was stopped, as there were no grounds for making such decisions," said the lawyer.
He added that if the Ukrainian court does not cancel this decision, protection of the ex-president will submit a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights.
As was reported yesterday, Yanukovych was officially summoned for questioning by Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office, scheduled on August 11.
Yanukovych left Kyiv during the night of 21 February 2014. In his press conference in Rostov-on-Don on 28 February he 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.

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