The Prosecutor's Office's submission to extend the measure of restraint is illegal. Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform - For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk stated this at the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv on July 8.
"This court session was considering the issue of continuing the measure of restraint, not about changing the measure of restraint, so today such motions will not be submitted, since the motion that has been submitted by the prosecutor's office is being considered today. It was filed unreasonably, illegally, and therefore, in anticipation of a fair decision of the court we and the defense will do everything to prove this unlawfulness. Bail and everything else is not the subject of today's trial," Medvedchuk stressed.
Earlier, Renat Kuzmin, MP from the Opposition Platform - For Life, wrote in his Telegram channel that the Pechersk District Court decided to extend the investigation into the case of Viktor Medvedchuk. According to him, Medvedchuk himself was summoned to court 48 minutes before the start of the session, and the judges, in ten minutes, without his presence, considered seven volumes of the case.
As reported before, First Deputy Prosecutor General Roman Hovda breached the law, having failed to submit in time a motion to extend the investigation period in the case of Viktor Medvedchuk. The journalist Volodymyr Boyko states that according to the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, adopted in connection with the spread of coronavirus disease on April 13, 2020 # 558-IX, it was established that “motion for an extension of the period of detention is submitted no later than ten days before the expiration of the previous ruling on detention."
The Office of the President of Ukraine did not file a motion either before 10 days or before 5 days, thus completely violated the law.