The former dictator Viktor Yanukovych refuses to come to Ukraine for the delivery of it changed suspicion of treason, but was prepared to testify in the place of residence in Russia. This is stated in a statement passed to his lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk, the General Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine on Monday, January 30.
According to fugitive ex-dictator, his arrival in Ukraine hampered the reluctance of law enforcement agencies to investigate the alleged attempt on his life and the current threat to his life.
“At the same time, at the moment there are no any obstacles for investigative and procedural actions with my participation at my place of residence on the territory of the Russian Federation”, – said in a statement.
As noted by Yanukovych, after receiving the documents transferred from Ukraine to the competent authorities of the Russian Federation, and, as a consequence, they achieve the status of a suspect in criminal proceedings, the Ukrainian law enforcers will be able to be with him all the other investigatory and procedural actions.
“In addition, at any time convenient for You, You can personally come to my place of residence, which You know, for me the testimony, the presentation of necessary documents and carrying out other procedural actions. In this case I ask You to consider that I have a desire to cooperate with the investigation and to report all actual circumstances of the case to conduct a comprehensive and impartial investigation”, – the statement says Yanukovych.
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January 30, 2017, the state office of public Prosecutor intends to inform the defense of fugitive ex-dictator of completion of pre-trial investigation of treason.
On 27 January, the PGO said that they plan to give the lawyers of Yanukovych clarified the suspicion of treason. It was noted that the changes are related to the request of the ex-dictator of the Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. However, the lawyers refused to accept the clarification of treason.
28 November 2016, the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko to Svyatoshynsky district court of Kyiv announced the notification about the suspected Yanukovych of treason.
December 15, 2016, the Pechersky district court of Kiev allowed to detain Yanukovych and bring him to court.
20 January 2017, the court gave permission for the correspondence, the investigation against the former dictator.
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