Obolon disctrict court of Kyiv goes on hearing the treason case against ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
The defendant hasn't appered this time either.
The previous court hearing lasted only 30 minutes on June 26 and was adjourned as the defendant did not appear in the court
Vitaly Serdyuk, the lawyer of Viktor Yanukovych, announced the need to apply the international procedures of interrogation of Viktor Yanukovych in accordance with the European Convention for Human Rights.
Viktor Yanukovych served as the president of Ukraine in 2010-2014. He was ousted during the anti-government protests, known as the Revolution of Dignity in February 2014. Back then, Yanukovych and his sidekicks fled the country; the ex-Ukrainian leader has been residing in Russia ever since. The Ukrainian government repeatedly demanded that Yanukovych be repatriated, but Russia refused. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine charges Yanukovych of state treason, supporting Russian officials responsible for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as waging aggressive war.