Yanukovych case: court announces break until September

Source : 112 Ukraine

The prosecutor's office demanded 15 years of imprisonment for ex-president of Ukraine Yanukovych
17:15, 16 August 2018

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The continuation of the trial in the case of Viktor Yanukovych’s state treason is scheduled for September. This was announced at the end of today's hearing by the Judge Vladyslav Devyatko, reports.

At the next hearing, it is expected that lawyers will take word, as prosecutors have already spoken, having asked 15 years of imprisonment for the accused.

"The break is announced until 10:00 on September 13 and 14. At the same time, considering that six defenders will participate in the debates, the reservation dates are also appointed on September 17 and 18," the judge said.

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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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 takes place today. 

The reason for the conflict is the denial of access of the Aver Lex lawyers to the court hearing. The latest has also made a stand against Yuriy Ryabovol, Yanukovych’s state attorney, and his participation in the court hearing. The security officers refused to let Vitaly Serdyuk and his colleagues into the courtroom, the mix-up with security officers and policemen began after that.

Related: Court calls Yanukovych for debates on state treason case on August 16-17

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