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Ukraine's court does not predict terms of conviction of Yanukovych

The verdict in the case of the state treason of ex-president to be announced publicly; however, the terms of this event are unknown
16:40, 5 December 2018

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The verdict in the case of the state treason of Viktor Yanukovych will be announced publicly; however, the terms of this event are unknown as 112 Ukraine reported citing Inna Svynarenko, spokeswoman of Obolon District Court of Kyiv.

“Considering the complexity of the case, the large quantity of evidence provided by the prosecution and defense; there are about 100 volumes of the case, so the deliberation room can last for the uncertain period of time, from one day and until…,’’ she said.

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Svynarenko did not comment whether the verdict to be announced until the end of the current year.

As we reported, Kyiv Obolon District Court went to the deliberation room to sentence the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych on December 5.

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On November 16, ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was hospitalized in Moscow. According to the doctor, Yanukovych was delivered to the hospital yet on Friday in the immobilized state with a suspected serious spinal injury, as well as a knee injury. As far as is known, he was injured while playing tennis at a famous Moscow tennis court, from where Yanukovych was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

The lawyer of Yanukovych reported that the ex-president will be in a hospital for about three weeks, and he won’t say his last plea on the case for treason. 

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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.  

As it was reported earlier, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office asks the court to sentence ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 15 years of imprisonment in the case on state treason, as Prosecutor Maksym Krym said during the debates in the court on Thursday, August 16.

 

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