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Yanukovych not to participate in delivery of verdict, - lawyer

The advocate states that ex-president was not informed about the court session
18:20, 23 January 2019

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Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych will not participate in the delivery of the verdict on the state treason case as UNN reported citing his lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk.

According to the lawyer, the reason for such a decision is that Yanukovych was not properly informed about the court session.

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“The court did all possible to prevent Viktor Yanukovych from the participation in it. Particularly, the court did not file summon on tomorrow’s session to the lawyers or Viktor Yanukovych. He is considered as not advised and informed,” Serdyuk said.

He also specified that the lawyers of the ex-president cannot make the urgent travel and come back before tomorrow’s session in the court.

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“Any verdict, considering made procedural mistakes, will be negligible independently which it will be in fact,” the lawyer emphasized.

On November 16, ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was hospitalized in Moscow. According to the doctor, Yanukovych was delivered to the hospital yet on Friday in the immobilized state with a 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.

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. 

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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.  

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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