Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko denied the statement of Vitaliy Serdyuk, the lawyer of Viktor Yanukovych, about improper delivery of the notice of suspicion to the ex-president. He stated this in his video commentary to the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
"Our position is based solely on the norms of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, and I want to note that the lawyer is either trying to promote himself, or demonstrates legal nihilism. Lutsenko did not disclose suspicion in court - I pointed this out in the court ... - I only performed the procedural action - claridifed the nature of the suspicion. These are different things,” Lutsenko said.
According to him, serving notice of suspicion against Yanukovych took place when military prosecutors handed the defender of ex-president the suspicion package and Prosecutor General’s Office sent copies of suspicion by the international mail to the residence of Yanukovych in Mezhyhirya, as well as locations in Rostov-on-Don and to the Russian court, where Yanukovych acted as a witness.
Lutsenko said that they received a message from the Russian court that the suspicion sent by Ukrainian side was referred to the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation to be presented to the citizen Yanukovych.