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Yanukovych to give press conference in Moscow on February 6

The ex-president of Ukraine will talk about his sentence and issues of Ukrainian politics
11:54, 6 February 2019

Ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
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Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment will hold a press conference in Moscow on February 6. He will talk about "issues of Ukrainian politics." This was confirmed by Oleksandr Horoshynsky, the lawyer of Yanukovych.

According to the lawyer, this will be a big "discussion" press conference.

The meeting with Yanukovych is scheduled to begin at 13:00 Kyiv time.

The theme of the press conference is the "topical issues of Ukrainian politics".

Entrance to the event will require preliminary accreditation.

Horoshynsky noted earlier that “the surprises are possible.”

Related: All you need to know about case of Ukraine's fugitive ex-president Yanukovych

Earlier 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.

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.

Related: Verdict in Yanukovych case could make core of evidence of Russia's crimes in international courts

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