The Obolon district court of Kyiv gave the permission to videoconference the fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych during the preparatory hearing of treason case against him.
“After consultation the court orders to partially satisfy the defense request and to provide defense team with the software possibility to connect with the charged offender Yanukovych during the preparatory hearing of treason case via videoconference,” reads the decision of the court.
As it was reported earlier, the Obolon district court of Kyiv is hearing the case of treason by the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych today.
The judge panel includes the presiding judge Vladyslava Devyatko, the judge Dmytro Kambulov and Maksym Tytov.
The General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine accused Viktor Yanukovych of high treason, encroachment on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and in covering the aggressive war that the Russian Federation has unleashed against our country.
Viktor 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.