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Ukraine's Prosecutor Office to gather information on Yanukovych's press conference

Source : 112 Ukraine

The press conference is planned for March 2
13:06, 28 February 2018

telegraf.com.ua

Ruslan Kravchenko, the prosecutor of the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine claimed that Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine accused of the state treason will assist the prosecution by his press conference in Moscow. He claimed this at the Obolon District Court of Kyiv as Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

'Accused Yanukovych assists the prosecution by such speeches. Of course, we will gather the information on the press conference', Kravchenko said.

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He added that the announced press conference confirms for one more time that the accused is informed on the state of the court process toward him and it means that the trial in absentia is a legal process and it does not violate the human rights.

'The trial in absentia takes place in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine and European norms on the human rights. There are no violations because one of the grounds for the execution of the special trial proceeding is the fact that the accused should be informed on the proceeding toward him. The press conference is the confirmation and it is not the first one', Kravchenko claimed.

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As we reported Viktor Yanukovych plans to hold the press conference on March 2. Today's court session did not take place due to the non-appearance of the defense as they went to Russia to meet their client.

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