The former dictator Viktor Yanukovych has declared readiness to testify via videoconference in the case of treason, in which he suspects the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine. He said this in an interview with Russian propaganda online RIA Novosti.
“Yes, of course, willing (to testify via video link – ed.). However, the GPU categorically refuse it. Afraid to hear the truth,” Yanukovych said and added that his interrogation by video link in the case of former fighters of the Berkut unit in November 2016, has tried to disrupt.
According to the ex-dictator, he still has no information from the Prosecutor General regarding crimes with which he is charged, and the charges.
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“I want to emphasize, they did not give me any information about this case, not gave me any suspicion. They refuse to interrogate me, although I repeatedly stated that he is ready to tell about all the circumstances of those tragic days in February-March 2014, gave them a place of residence and persistently invited them to come to me in Rostov”, – Yanukovych noted.
28 November 2016 General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko announced the notification Yanukovych on suspicion of his treason. One of the episodes of the criminal proceedings against the ex-dictator is his letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin to send troops to Ukraine, which at the meeting of the UN security Council on 3 March 2014 showed Russia’s permanent representative Vitaly Churkin.
17 January 2017 Lutsenko said that Ukraine has received from the UN official photocopy of the letter mentioned above.
On 20 January, the Pechersky district court of Kiev will consider the petition of GPU for starting the procedure in absentia pre-trial investigation against Yanukovych.
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