The trial in the case of five former members of Berkut Special Forces, during which it is scheduled to interview ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych as a witness via video link from the Rostov Regional Court of the Russian Federation, will continue in Kyiv Svyatoshinsky Court today, November 28, at 13:00 pm Kyiv time.
Previously the questioning did not take place, because the suspects could not be brought to Svyatoshinsky court: a few dozen people blocked Lukyanovka jail, arguing that after new evidence from Yanukovych the suspected ex-law enforcement officers’ measure of restraint may be softened. The Ministry of Interior stressed on the right of citizens to peaceful protest, and that the Ministry will not touch them as they "largely shared" their "views and motives" themselves.
In connection with the inability to deliver the suspects to the court session was postponed to November 28. The ex-President only declared that he was the initiator of the interview, and after it held a press conference in Rostov, at which he spoke about the Donbas, Crimea and Euromaidan.