Ukrainian court postpones consideration of appeals in Yanukovych case until September

Source : 112 Ukraine

The consideration of the appeal is planned for September 13, 23 and 30
19:19, 15 July 2019

Viktor Yanukovych, ex-President of Ukraine (February 25, 2010 – February 22, 2014)
Ukrainian President

Kyiv Appeal Court postpones consideration of the appeals on state treason case of Viktor Yanukovych until September, as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko.

He explained the permanent hiatus in the consideration of the appeal is tied with the technical reasons. Besides, according to him, the reserve judge is not appointed.

“The court postponed consideration of the case on September 13, 23 and 30, according to the schedule,” Kravchenko explained.

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Earlier, 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 Yanukovych case to Kyiv Obolon Court to correct the mistakes and explanation of the verdict.

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

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Besides, the court sentenced Yanukovych to 13 years in prison for the state treason and complicity in the holding of the aggressive war against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

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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