State lawyer of fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych Vitaly Machacek said he intends to contact the customer to agree the defence, the correspondent of «GORDON».
This Meshechek told reporters July 12 in the building of Obolon district court of Kiev.
«I can’t act contrary to the interests of Yanukovych Victor Fedorovich. All the further actions I will be confirmed by Viktor Yanukovych and his defenders,» said Machacek.
He also said that have not yet been contacted previous attorneys Yanukovych, but intend to do so in the near future.
Machacek stressed that he and Yanukovych did not sign, and knows him only as the former President of Ukraine. However, he did not answer the question, did he have to contact the ex-head of state.
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.
State counsel: I can’t act against the interests of Yanukovych. All will agree with him 12.07.2017