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Appeal against Yanukovych' sentence to be considered on June 13, court rules

The court hearing starts at 10 am
16:03, 20 May 2019

Viktor Yanukovych, ex-President of Ukraine (February 25, 2010 – February 22, 2014)
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Kyiv Court of Appeal appointed consideration of the motion against the sentence of Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych at 10:00 am on June 13, as the website of the judicial body reported.

The panel of the judges consisting of Yuriy Tryasun, Sergiy Novov, Ivan Mosyondza, Oleksandr Zhuravel, Oksana Pavliyenko will consider the appeal against the sentencing judgment.

As we reported earlier, Yuriy Ryabovol, the state lawyer of Viktor Yanukovych, has filed the appeal against the sentence of Obolon District Court on the state treason case of the ex-president.

Related: Ukraine's Prosecutor General waits for Yanukovych with convoy and handcuffs

On February 26, Ukraine's court reported that five appeals were filed against the verdict for ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

On March 5, Kyiv Court of Appeal returned the case of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to Kyiv Obolon Court to correct the mistakes and explanation of the verdict.

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The court found Yanukovych guilty of addressing the Russian President Putin and asking him to deploy troops in Ukraine.

Besides, the court sentenced 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.

Related: Fugitive president Yanukovych congratulates Zelensky on presidency

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.  

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