The prosecution opposes the videoconference with participation ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during today’s trial. This was stated by the military Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko in the air “Еспресо.TV”.
According to him, this kind of participation in the trial impossible, because the former guarantor is accused of very serious crimes and is wanted.
“The participation of Yanukovych in video conferencing – this decision will be decided only by the courts. But we will object to this decision, because it is nonsense. Not provided by the criminal procedure code of Ukraine regarding participation in a video conference the accused who are wanted and hiding from the bodies of preliminary investigation and court. It needs to be present in court in the city of Kiev”, – said Kravchenko.
We will note, today, may 4, Obolonskiy district court of Kiev will begin the in absentia trial of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych on charges of treason.
As you know, 28 Nov 2016 Lutsenko in the Svyatoshinsky district court of Kiev Yanukovych read out a notice of suspicion in Commission of high treason, of aiding the authorities of the Russian Federation, intentional acts committed for the purpose of modifying the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine in violation of the order established by the Constitution, waging aggressive war, crimes under part 1 article 111, part 5 article 27, part 3, article 110, part 2 of article 437 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
20 January 2017 Pechersk district court of Kyiv allowed the Prosecutor General’s office to conduct the correspondence, the investigation of treason Yanukovych.
March 14, Lutsenko said that Kiev Pechersk district court could not consider the indictment of treason against Yanukovych, because all judges participated in the consideration of certain issues within the framework of a pretrial investigation in this case.
At the same time, the Ukrainian prosecutors in this trial will represent not only the state of Ukraine. They will speak on behalf of thousands of dead, tens of thousands wounded, millions of refugees from Ukrainian Crimea and Donbass.
“This is not a process of revenge, because we demand justice and let the rule of law,” – said Lutsenko.