Obolonskiy district court of Kiev declared a break in consideration of the case of treason Viktor Yanukovych to 21 September 2017. The corresponding decision during the meeting on Wednesday, September 6, announced the presiding judge Vladislav Devyatko.
Before the meeting, the new lawyer Yanukovych Maxim Gerasim, appointed by the ex-dictator in August 2017, said it will ask the court to give time for familiarization with the case materials. In his words, “ten working days to study the materials, it is an unreal time.”
Because of this Devyatko adjourned the meeting until September 21, noting that this time is “quite fully, so the defender could properly prepare for the defence.” The beginning of the meeting scheduled for 14:00.
Also Devyatko announced that the next meeting in case Yanukovych will take place on 27 and 28 September, 5, 11 and 12 October.
29 June 2017 the former dictator refused to appear in court on the territory of Russia to participate in the hearing via videoconference, and on 6 July withdrew its lawyers and claimed that he did not want to participate in the court, “the outcome is predetermined”.
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