The lawyer of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Vitaliy Serdyuk considers illegal call your client in for questioning to get acquainted with the materials of open criminal cases against him. He said this in comments to TASS, noting that the defense intends to arrive at the appointed time in the GPU.
«The defense will arrive on this call, fulfilling procedural obligations, and notified of the availability today of hindering (the appearance of Yanukovych personally) good reasons», — said Serdyuk.
He said that «article 138 of the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine directly provides for the possibility to be on-call investigator in the presence of such reasons as a prolonged stay abroad and a threat to life, which has not ceased to exist, but on the contrary strengthened in relation to these political processes.»
According to the lawyer, the defense will resubmit the GPU statement about the presence of life-threatening Yanukovych. «As such the call on interrogation and a number of other procedural violations, the state office of public Prosecutor struggles helps the defense to do their job,» says Serdyuk.
«The Prosecutor General’s office received from my client the notification that you wish to provide testimony, the same notification was sent to all the courts that have considered the procedural aspects of this case. However, as the PGO, and the courts refused to implement the client’s right to access to justice, so all subsequent steps, including the publication of subpoenas, the imposition of subsequent decisions are illegal», — he added.
Earlier Prosecutor General of Ukraine issued two summonses with a call on interrogation of the former President Viktor Yanukovych, who is hiding in Russia.
As reported, January 20, Pechersk district court of Kyiv allowed the Chief military Prosecutor’s office conduct against the former President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia proceedings on charges of treason.
The Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko said that the Prosecutor General’s office plans to complete pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings for treason of ex-President Yanukovych in February 2017.
Instead of Yanukovych in the GPU will come to his defense 24.01.2017