Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has no evidence of Yanukovych’s guilt, - lawyer

Source : 112 Ukraine

Serdyuk asked to drop all the charges of criminal cases immediately, to adhere to the principle of presumption of innocence, and to refute all false information that they have spread regarding the fourth president of Ukraine
14:09, 25 May 2019

The lawyer of ex-President of Ukraine Vitaliy Serdyuk
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The lawyer of Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yanukovych Vitaliy Serdyuk stated that the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine does not have evidence that his client was guilty of the massacre of mass demonstrations at the Maidan in 2014, as well as of his illegal enrichment during the presidency. Serdyuk wrote this on Facebook.

“Yuriy Lutsenko, so where is the evidence of Viktor Yanukovych's involvement in the massacre at the Maidan in the winter of 2014?! Where is the evidence that confiscated $1.5 billion as if belonging to the fourth president? Provide them to the people, provide them to the defense team!”, Serdyuk wrote.

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According to the lawyer, the criminal proceeding against the fourth president of Ukraine has not been passed to the court and have not been closed; besides, the violation of the articles 219 and 283 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine took place.

“We call on to drop all the charges of criminal cases immediately, to adhere to the principle of presumption of innocence, guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine, and to refute all false information that you have spread regarding Viktor Yanukovych,” Serdyuk added.

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According to the report, Yanukovych is no accused in any criminal case, and there are no verdicts against him, which came into force.

Serdyuk reminded that Interpol deleted all the data of the ex-president of Ukraine from its database due to the political nature of the criminal prosecution.

The lawyer pointed out that the EU sanctions of 2014 against his client were recognized as unlawful ones, and the European Commission, as well as Swiss authorities, officially stated that there were no funds of Yanukovych and his family in their banks.

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Serdyuk emphasized that no country of the world confirmed the presence of any assets of the fourth President on its territory.

Earlier, on February 26, Ukraine's court reported that five appeals were filed against the verdict for ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

On March 5, Kyiv Court of Appeal returned the case of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to Kyiv Obolon Court to correct the mistakes and explanation of the verdict.

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

Besides, the court sentenced 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.  

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