The Obolon District Court of Kyiv calls ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych for the session on May 3-4 at 10:00 am on the state treason case. The proper claim was published at ‘Uryadovy Kuryer’ on April 26.
‘Additionally, the court offers to the defendant to choose other lawyers if the participation of Aver Lex advocate association is impossible in the future sessions’, the document said.
The press conference of Yanukovych’s lawyers from Moscow is planned for today. They promise to comment the proceedings.
As we reported on April 19, Vladyslav Deviatko, the presiding judge announced the switch to the phase of debating on the state treason case of Yanukovych. The defense refused to participate in the debates and left the court hall and the break until May 3 was announced.
The former president found the switch illegal. According to his statement, the court attempts to speed up the consideration of the case as the witness statements ‘can influence the results of the possible early election’.
Yanukovych is 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.