The fact that the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych appeared at the Rostov Regional Court, did not confirm the fact that he always stays in the territory of Russia. This was announced by Attorney of special investigations department of the General Prosecutor's Office Olexiy Donskoy on the TV channel "112 Ukraine".
"... First, we need to appeal to Russian Federation authorities so that they confirm that Yanukovych is on the territory of Russia. The fact that he once arrived in the Rostov court to testify - is not a confirmation of the fact that he stays constantly in the territory of Russia. Earlier we referred repeatedly to General Prosecutor's Office of Russia to confirm or deny the fact of his presence on the territory of Russia and indicate the exact address ", - said Donskoy.
Let us remind, before the interrogation the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych called his permanent place of residence the city of Rostov. In this case the fugitive president's lawyer asked the court to allow not to mention the exact address for security reasons.
According to the document, Viktor Yanukovich received the certificate of temporary asylum in the Russian Federation. It was issued by the Federal Migration Service of Russia in the Rostov region on November 26, 2015 for one year. Later, its validity was extended for another year - until November 2017.