Hearing on Yanukovych treason case may begin in March, - Prosecutor General

Source : 112 Ukraine

Verkhovna Rada should improve the bill on absentee conviction in order to do this
17:43, 15 February 2017

If the law on absentee conviction is improved, the judicial proceedings in Yanukovych state treason case may begin in March this year. This was reported by Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

"If Verkhovna Rada approves the law on improving procedure of absentee conviction, we will start legal proceedings on state treason case against Yanukovych this March. Everything is ready, a lot of public and hard legal work was done," Lutsenko noted.

It also became known today that Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych sent Russia two letters with the request to send troops to Ukraine in 2014. One was for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the other one – to the State Duma, according to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

As it was reported earlier, the prosecution requested the court to establish a time limit for reviewing case materials for lawyers of ex-president in state treason case against Victor Yanukovych. Prior to that, the defense of ex-president Victor Yanukovych refused to review case materials in the state treason case claiming the pre-trial investigation was not completed.

Related: Yanukovych wrote letters to Putin and State Duma in 2014

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