Judge of the High court in London William Blair, who considers the case of «duty of Yanukovych«, took a break to render its verdict.
This broadcast channel «112 Ukraine» said the London correspondent of Radio «Svoboda» Bogdan Tsyupina.
«The results of the hearing today, judge William Blair said that he would take note of all the information that was declared by representatives of both parties, and will announce its decision in due course. When exactly this will be is hard to say. People on the sidelines suggesting that it may be a few days or even a few weeks,» commented the hearing, the Tsyupina.
According to him, at the hearing, representatives of the Russian side asked the judge to make a decision in favor of the Russian Federation on the return of $ 3 billion. now, rapidly, and argued that the court is not necessary because the defense arguments of the Ukrainian side, in their opinion, irrelevant to the case.
Representatives of the Ukrainian side focused on the fact that we are not talking about an ordinary debt dispute, or that Ukraine simply decided not to give money: «the Ukrainian Representatives in the court talked about the fact that the Ukrainian side has the opportunity to defend their case that she wants a trial was held, at which it wants to state their point of view that Russia’s attack on Ukraine prevented her to return the money.»
According to the journalist, representatives of the Ukrainian side noted that Yanukovych’s government has violated many laws of Ukraine and should not take from Russia 3 billion dollars.
We will remind, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation 17 February 2016 filed in London’s High court the claim about collecting of debts from Ukraine. Russia’s interests in court are represented by international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Russian Federation for several years.
Ukraine may 27, filed in the High court of England objections to the claim in which it argued that the contract of borrowing concluded in December 2013 is invalid and not enforceable for a number of reasons, including the violation of domestic legislation and established the Ukrainian regulatory acts procedures for the issue of Eurobonds for $ 3 billion, as well as «pressure from Russia throughout 2013, with the goal to prevent Ukraine’s signing the Association agreement with the EU.»
Soon, on July 28, Russia has filed in London’s High court the petition for adjudication in respect of the notes Ukraine’s belonging to Russia, in an expedited manner. According to the rules of civil procedure of England, a motion directed to the judgment without a full trial on the claim on the grounds that Ukraine has no real chances to challenge the requirement of the Trustee on the payment of debt on bonds.
The court in London took a break for a decision in the case of debt Yanukovych – media 20.01.2017