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State lawyer appeals sentence of Yanukovych on state treason case

The paid lawyers of Yanykovych have not filed the appeal against the decision of the court yet
17:16, 18 February 2019

Ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
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Yury Ryabovol, the state lawyer of Viktor Yanukovych has filed the appeal against the sentence of Obolon District Court on the state treason case of ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing spokeswoman of court instance Inna Svynarenko.

“The sentence of accused Yanukovych is appealed by lawyer from the Center of Provision of Secondary Freed Legal Assistance Yury Ryabovol today, February 18,” she said.

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The paid lawyers of Yanykovych have not filed the appeal against the decision of the court yet.

The term for filing the appeal expires on February 25.

Earlier the court found Yanukovych guilty of addressing the Russian President Putin and asking him to deploy troops in Ukraine.

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Besides, the court sentenced ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 13 years of the detention for the state treasonand complicity in the holding of the aggressive war against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

Yanukovych was 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.  

As it was reported earlier, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office asked the court to sentence ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 15 years of imprisonment in the case on state treason.

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