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Court postpones Yanukovych's final statement on December 5

Earlier, it was reported on Yanukovych's hospitalization
12:44, 19 November 2018

Preliminary hearing of the case of Yanukovych's state treason, May 4, 2017
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The board of the judges of Kyiv Obolon Court decided to give Viktor Yanukovych an opportunity to make a final statement. Because of his trauma, the session was postponed on December 5, as the presiding judge Vladyslav Devyatko, said, 112.ua reports.

Announcing the decision, the judge noted that, according to the Constitution, life and health of the person are the highest social values, so the accused, who has moving restrictions, will be provided with an opportunity to make a final statement.

Related: Yanukovych not to say last plea, he to be in hospital for three weeks, - lawyer

“The court considers it necessary to grant this part of the motion (of the defense, -ed.). The court announces a break for the accused to get well and be ready to make a final statement before the court. The court announces a break till 9 am on December 5,” Devyatko said.

As it was reported, Yanukovych’s final statement was scheduled for November 19, yet, it was not held as the fugitive president was hospitalized. He was going to be present at the court session by video call.

Related: Ukraine's ex-president Yanukovych hospitalized in Moscow, - Russian media

On November 16, ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych hospitalized in Moscow. According to the doctor, Yanukovych was delivered to the hospital yet on Friday in the immobilized state with 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.

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

Related: Prosecutor's office presses charges against ex-head of building inspection of Kyiv for Yanukovych’s helipad

Yanukovych is charged with the 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.

Related: Ukrainian court to hear last plea of accused Yanukovych on November 19

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