Lawyer: the court of Appeal confirmed the position of protection of Yanukovych

Адвокат: Апелляционный суд фактически подтвердил позицию защиты Януковича

Vitaly Serdyuk has declared that all procedural actions on the case can be made only within the framework of international legal assistance.

Protection ex-the President Victor Yanukovych received another proof unjustly the position of the Obolon district court. It is reported by Gromadske radio with reference to the lawyer of the former President, Vitaly Serdyuk.

We are talking about the same trial in respect of a person, materials in respect of which singled out the so-called “Viktor Yanukovych”.

“Svyatoshinsky district court of Kyiv on 9 June 2017 returned the indictment to the Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko, as the message on suspicion and indictment was not sent to that person in order for international legal assistance. Today the court of Appeal refused to Ruslan Kravchenko’s appeal and upheld the decision of the Sviatoshynsky court in force, without right of further appeal,” said lawyer Yanukovych Vitaly Serdyuk.

He added that “in fact, the court of Appeal confirmed the position of protection of Victor Yanukovych – all procedural actions on the case can be committed exclusively within the framework of international legal assistance”.

The lawyer noted that the case which had returned the indictment was “complicity in changing the boundaries of the territory of Ukraine in favor of Russia, incitement to commit treason against Ukraine in favor of Russian complicity in the waging of a war of Russia against Ukraine”.

As reported by Vitaly Serdyuk, Svyatoshinskiy district court and the Appeal court of Kyiv decided that, despite the nature of the charges, appeal to the Russian Federation on international legal assistance (delivery of the suspect and the indictment) is required, and failure to comply with these actions confirm the violation of article 6 of the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

He added that the decision of the Sviatoshynsky district court and Appellate court of Kiev is another proof in a criminal case initiated by the protection of Victor Yanukovych about the decision of the Obolon court judges of knowingly unjust decisions.

As reported Корреспондент.net, GPU suspects Viktor Yanukovych of treason. In March the case against him was referred to the court.

In turn, Yanukovych refused to participate in this trial. The former head of state called the court in the case of treason a sham and withdrew their defenders.