Court continues hearing treason case against Yanukovych

Source : 112 Ukraine

No videoconference with fugitive ex-president today
12:25, 18 May 2017

Kyiv Obolon district court continues hearing the high treason case against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych today, on Thursday.

Earlier, the Rostov court (the Russian Federation) announced that they are not going to organize the video link with Yanukovych to interrogate him. The court explained that they hadn’t receive the Obolon court application to assist in organizing video conference with Yanukovych.

Earlier, Yanukovych’s lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk announced that it is only possible to plan interrogation of Yanukovych via video-conferencing only after explanation of the decision on videoconferencing on May 4.

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In his turn, the Prosecutor of the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office, the prosecuting attorney in high treason case against Viktor Yanukovych announced that the defendant’s defense should wait for the summon to the Rostov court to take part in court gearing via video conferencing.

Russia’ Ministry of Justice earlier announced that he had never received the application on providing videoconference with Yanukovych. The service of summons of Yanukovych was published on the official portal of the judicial power of Ukraine. It is also specified that the defense team was provided with the possibility  Of Viktor Yanukovych to participate via videoconferencing.


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Obolon district court of Kyiv started hearing the case of treason by the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in preparatory session on May 4.

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. 


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