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Yanukovych cannot get out of bed, move due to injury, - lawyer

According to the Russian media, Yanukovych was hospitalized on November 16 in Moscow
11:30, 19 November 2018

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Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, suspected on the state treason cannot get out of bed and move due to the injury. His lawyer Olexandr Horoshynsky made such statement at the court as 112.ua reported.

“Last Friday I arrived in the Russian Federation to meet my client and get prepared to the today’s court session to make him participate in the session. From the beginning, I had no possibility to make a contact with him. The next day (it was Saturday) I happened to know that Viktor Yanukovych was hospitalized due to the grave injury. As for today, he is treated and cannot move and get out of bed on his own,” said.

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According to the lawyer, he has a note on the preliminary diagnosis of Yanukovych. The final one will be established on November 20-21. The preliminary term for the treatment of Yanukovych is two-three weeks.

Earlier Horoshynsky claimed that Yanukovych had a cast, an ortho-prosthetic device used for the treatment of fractures and joint trauma.

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At the same time, Prosecutor of Military Prosecutor’s Office Ruslan Kravchenko noted, that the injury of Yanukovych, according to the note, is not grave and allows him to speak during the press conference from the hospital ward.

On November 16, ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych hospitalized in Moscow. According to the doctor, Yanukovych was delivered to the hospital yet on Friday in the immobilized state with suspected serious spinal injury, as well as a knee injury. As far as is known, he was injured while playing tennis at a famous Moscow tennis court, from where Yanukovych was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

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The lawyer of Yanukovych reported that the ex-president will be in a hospital for about three weeks, and he won’t say his last plea on the case for treason. 

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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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.

 

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