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High Anti-Corruption Court investigates Mezhyhirya case, suspects Yanukovych and his son

Source : 112 Ukraine

The damage caused to the state exceeds $18,6 mln
15:54, 26 August 2021

Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych
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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.

Related: Anti-Corruption Bureau asks Interpol to put Yanukovych on international wanted list

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.

Related: EU court annuls Council’s 2019 decision to extend sanctions against Yanukovych

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