The Supreme Special Court of Ukraine rejected the appeal of Yanukovych lawyers to change the admissibility of a treason case against Viktor Yanukovych, a fugitive ex-president. Larysa Sargan, the press secrtary of the Prosecutor General’s Office, reported that on her Facebook page.
She also specified that earlier the lawyers of Viktor Yanukovych also applied to the court due to the alleged interference of the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko into the automatic system of seeding of judges.
Vikror Yanukovych served as the president of Ukraine in 2010-2014. He was ousted during the anti-government protests, known as the Revolution of Dignity in February 2014. Back then, Yanukovych and his sidekicks fled the country; the ex-Ukrainian leader has been residing in Russia ever since. The Ukrainian government repeatedly demanded that Yanukovych be repatriated, but Russia refused. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine charges Yanukovych of state treason, supporting Russian officials responsible for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as waging aggressive war.
Apart from that, the authorities of Belize carried out the investigation of the money laundering by Victor Yanukovych and Paul Manafort the American political consultant via Kyrgyzstan.