High Anti-Corruption Court has allowed a special pre-trial investigation into former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr. This was reported by the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office on Facebook.
"On August 25, 2021, the investigating judge of the High Anti-Corruption Court granted the request of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine’s detective, approved by the SAP prosecutor, to grant permission for a special pre-trial investigation (in absentia) against the former owner of the Mezhyhirya state residence and his son. They are suspected of illegal circulation of a buildings complex on the territory of the Vyshgorod district in their favor. The damage inflicted on the state exceeds $18,6 mln," the statement reads.
It is noted that such a decision will complete the pre-trial investigation into the suspects, who have been hiding on the Russian territory for 7 years.
As it was reported earlier, the court allowed investigating in absentia the case of seizure of power by the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in 2010.
Such a court decision entitles the prosecution to conduct a pre-trial investigation into the suspect in his absence.
It was reported as well that on May 28, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova promised to extradite ex-President Yanukovych.