Lutsenko declared Yanukovych the suspicion of treason, Azarov on the queue

Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko announced suspected former President Viktor Yanukovych of treason and of aiding the Russian Federation of aggression against Ukraine.

The corresponding suspicion he voiced in the Svyatoshinsky district court of Kiev after the announcement of the break until Yanukovych is on a video link from a court in Rostov-on-don, Russian Federation.

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According to Lutsenko, the content of the suspicion shall be announced orally, and the message «an hour ago» sent to all known addresses of Yanukovych.

The suspicion is handed to the lawyer of the former President.

«As attorney General, I appeal to the Yanukovych Victor Fedorovich in accordance with the requirements of articles 111 and 278 and Chapter 11 of the Criminal procedure code and said that You, Yanukovych Viktor Fedorovych, are suspected of treason, of aiding the authorities of the Russian Federation in deliberate acts committed with the aim of changing the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine, violation of the order established by the Constitution, and waging aggressive war,» — said Lutsenko.

We are talking about crimes, stipulated by part 1 article 111, part 5 article 27, part 3 of article 110, part 2 of article 437 of the Penal code, he said.

«Given the fact that Yanukovych is outside Ukraine, not coming to the calls, in fact, hiding from law enforcement, the content of the suspicion shall be notified orally, namely, reports of suspicion today, an hour ago, sent to all known addresses of residence and last stay of Yanukovych, and after the end of my statement will be presented to the lawyer the last,» he said.

Despite the announced in the course of the hearing of the Svyatoshinsky district court of Kiev the text of a suspicion of treason, Yanukovych refused to testify in case of former employees of special division «Berkut».

As the correspondent of Agency «Interfax-Ukraine», after the announcement by the party of prosecution of the text of the suspicion, the presiding judge of the Svyatoshinsky regional court Sergey Dyachuk said: «At this stage, the court, warning and providing a right to defense witness received information, given that You, Viktor Fedorovych, we report that, in spite of Your desire to testify in court… given the facts that have notified the Prosecutor, in accordance with article 63 of the Constitution, You are entitled at any time to refuse to testify in this case and to answer questions and this right is guaranteed You by the Constitution, and for that refusal, You will not be held responsible».

The judge asked Yanukovych, if he wants to testify, despite the circumstances that the ex-President answered: «of Course, I voluntarily expressed initiative.»

In the course of establishing identity during a court session, Yanukovych said that the place of registration and residence located in the Rostov region. His lawyer stressed that this is the city of Rostov-on-don, but for security reasons cannot be made public address – it gave the court earlier.

On the question of whether he was involved earlier in the criminal liability, Yanukovych replied: «No.»

As reported, on Friday, November 25, Svyatoshinsky regional court of Kiev was planning to depose Yanukovych in a videoconference as a witness in the case of executions during Euromaidan. However, the meeting was moved to November 28 because of the impossibility to deliver to the court the defendants ex-Berkut officers.

Activists blocked their exit from the Lukyanovka jail. According to the protesters, Yanukovych has to be in court as a defendant, not as a witness.

Lutsenko hinted that the next suspect will receive Azarov

The suspicion of treason in the near future can be declared the former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.

On Monday said Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukrainska Pravda online reports.

«Analyzing the performance of a citizen Azarov at the regular gatherings of anti-Ukrainian forces of the Russian Federation, we see in his statements is also a violation of the relevant articles,» he said.

«Azarov said on the recognition of the Crimea part of the Russian Federation about change of the territorial structure and state system of Ukraine, namely, the so-called federalization of our country. I do not exclude that in the near future, you may receive the suspicion and former Prime Minister of Ukraine, citizen Azarov,» — said Lutsenko.

He added that Yanukovych is about 10 suspicions and they all escalate to the status of the charges.

The attorney General said that Yanukovych is accused of signing the letters from March 1, 2014, in which he invites the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to enter armies on the territory of Ukraine.

«On Friday he personally confirmed that he had signed the letter. Now there are appropriate expertise and suspicion might be charges,» — said the Prosecutor General.

Lutsenko declared Yanukovych the suspicion of treason, Azarov on the queue 28.11.2016

Ноябрь 28th, 2016 by
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