The public defender of former ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Vitaly Machacek denied that he conducts advocacy in Donetsk. This Meshechek told reporters on 12 July, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
«I want to note that in accordance with the Unified register of advocates of Ukraine, I am engaged as an advocate in the city of Kiev and not «Donetsk lawyer,» as some twist», – he said.
He also added that he was not familiar with the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko.
«There is also information that I somehow had previously crossed paths with Yury Vitalyevich Lutsenko. I want to refute this information, so she was no longer on the Internet, not twisted,» said Machacek.
The lawyer noted that previously participated in criminal proceedings, which were conducted by the General Prosecutor’s office.
Yanukovych was elected Ukraine’s President in 2010. Fled to Russia in February 2014 after mass anti-government protests in Central Kiev.
In Ukraine against Yanukovych openly some criminal proceedings. He is accused of mass killings of citizens, misappropriation of state property, the unconstitutional seizure of power, actions aimed at overthrowing the constitutional order, terrorism, and treason.
On March 28, a panel of Appellate court of Kiev made the decision that criminal proceedings on charges of Yanukovych of treason will consider the Obolonskiy district court of Kiev. On 29 June, the court allowed the in absentia procedure of consideration of the case of treason.
6 Jul lawyer Yanukovych Vitaliy Serdyuk said that filed a statement about the impossibility of justice in the Obolon district court of Kiev. The Prosecutor of the Chief military Prosecutor’s office Ruslan Kravchenko said that in case of refusal from the services of his lawyers, Yanukovych will be provided with state protection. Kyiv regional center for providing free secondary legal aid was appointed the fugitive ex-President of the state lawyer Vitaly Masachika.
The former President has also filed a statement to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on the state coup in the country.
July 12, the court postponed the trial of Yanukovych on August 3.
Public defender Yanukovych said that is not «Donetsk lawyer» 12.07.2017