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Court refuses to correct verdict on Yanukovych’s state treason

The court has not found any mistakes in the text of the verdict
17:25, 20 March 2019

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The lawyers of ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, who was sentenced for 13 years in prison for the state treason, filed the appeal to correct the possible mistakes in the text of the verdict. However, Obolon District Court of Kyiv, which considered the case, did not find any mistakes as Ukrainian News reported.

The court rejected the appeal of Yanukovych’s lawyers. They asked to remove the phrase from the text of the verdict, which states that the former president committed the crime under the influence of the authority representatives of Russia. However, the court thinks that there is no mistake in this phrase and it will not correct or remove it.

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As we reported earlier, Yury Ryabovol, the state lawyer of Viktor Yanukovych has filed the appeal against the sentence of Obolon District Court on the state treason case of the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

On February 26, the court reported that five appeals were filed against the verdict for ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

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On March 5, Kyiv Court of Appeal returned the case of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to Kyiv Obolon Court to correct the mistakes and explanation of the verdict.

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

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Besides, the court sentenced ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 13 years of the detention 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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