Lawyer of ex-Berkut officers becomes new advocate of Yanukovych

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court continues to consider the case today, the stage of debates takes place
11:52, 13 September 2018

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Olexander Horoshynsky, the lawyer of former officers of special unit “Berkut” has become a new lawyer of ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych as reported.

According to the new defender, the accused former president signed the agreement with advocates union headed by Horoshynsky. Prior paid advocates of Yanukovych came out of the process and they intend to present his interests at the international level.

Related: Court finds appointmed of state lawyers to Yanukovych legal

Today, during the court session, Horoshynsky asked about the recusal of the judges due to “the violation of the right of Yanukovych for defense”. His appeal was rejected.

As it was reported earlier, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office asks the court to sentence ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 15 years of imprisonment in the case on state treason, as Prosecutor Maksym Krym said during the debates in the court on Thursday, August 16.

Related: Court calls Yanukovych for participation in hearings in September

Reportedly, fee-based lawyers of Viktor Yanukovych started a skirmish with police in the building of Obolon District Court of Kyiv, where the next court hearing in the case of treason against former Ukrainian President took place. 

Yanukovych is 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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