Kyiv court begins to consider appeals against Yanukovych's sentence

Consideration of the court would be resumed on October 18
18:40, 23 September 2019

Viktor Yanukovych

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has begun to consider appeals against the sentence of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and will resume the case on October 18. This was reported by a representative of the court's press service, Ukrainian News informed.

The trial will continue until 11:00 on October 18. After that, the case will be heard on November 18.

As we reported earlier, on January 24 the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv City sentenced ex-president 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.

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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.  

On February 26, the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv City reported that Yanukovych's defense filed 5 appeals against the sentence.

On March 5, the Court of Appeal remanded Yanukovych's case to the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv City for correction and clarification. Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv City refused to amend the sentence.

Related: Ukrainian court postpones consideration of appeals in Yanukovych case until September

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