The next court hearing on the case of ex-President Yanukovych’s state treason is to be held on Dec. 27, as it was informed after the short session today.
Today’s session de-facto didn’t happen due to the absence of Yanukovych’s lawyers: they went to Russia to meet the defendant, having submitted the copies of their travel documents. By the way, the defence was supposed to present its witnesses today.
“In today’s hearing, MP Yuliy Mamchur was supposed to be questioned, as well as former MP Andriy Senchenko. Moreover, the hearing was to be continued tomorrow. Eight servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were called for questioning tomorrow, one of them is a current commander of the Armed Forces Ihor Voronchenko,” our reporter informed.
It hasn’t been said who is to be questioned in the upcoming hearings.
As we reported earlier, the court granted the prosecutor’s application to question a number of high-ranking officials and politicians as witnesses. Internal Minister Avakov and former Prime Minister Yatseniuk have already testified. Among others, there are President Poroshenko, Parliament speaker Parubiy, and Secretary of National Security and Defence Council Turchynov.
Yanukovych is accused of state treason, violating Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and abetting Russian aggression.