Yanukovych case: Court of Appeal returns materials for explanation of verdict

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five appeals were filed against the verdict
11:48, 6 March 2019

Viktor Yanukovych, ex-President of Ukraine (February 25, 2010 – February 22, 2014)
Ukrainian President

Kyiv Court of Appeal returned the case of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to Kyiv Obolon Court to correct the mistakes and explanation of the verdict, as the press office of the court reported, Ukrainian News informs.

It was noted that on March 5, the panel of judges of the Court of Appeal ruled to return the materials of Yanukovych’ case to the first instance court.

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February 28, Obolon Court informed that five appeals were filed in the case as of the last day of the deadline for appealing the verdict.

As we reported earlier, 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 the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

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

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

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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.  

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