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Ukrainian judge, who sentenced Yanukovych, suspended for 6 months

The judge has also been sent to complete additional training
20:39, 13 February 2019

Kostiantyn Vasalatiy, the judge of the Obolon District Court of Kyiv
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The High Council of Justice ruled the decision to suspend Kostiantyn Vasalatiy, the judge of the Obolon District Court of Kyiv, after he sentenced the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. The High Council of Justice reports this on its website after the second meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Council of Justice on Wednesday, February, 13.

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So the decision was to bring Vasalatiy to disciplinary responsibility and to employ against him disciplinary measures, in other words, to suspend him from work for six months.  The judge was also deprived of the right to receive additional payments to his salary.

Besides, Vasataliy has been sent to the National School of Judges of Ukraine to complete additional training concerning the ethics of a judge and the implementing of the civil procedural law. He also has to pass the necessary assessment for checking his capability to administer justice.  

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Earlier the court found Yanukovych guilty of addressing the Russian President Putin and asking him to deploy troops in Ukraine.

Besides, the court sentenced ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 13 years of the detention for the state treason and complicity in the holding of the aggressive war against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

Yanukovych was charged with state treason, assistance in deliberate actions against Ukraine’s state border, sovereignty and territorial integrity and assistance in leading the aggressive war against Ukraine.  

As it was reported earlier, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office asked the court to sentence ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 15 years of imprisonment in the case on state treason.

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