The GPU can not hand over suspected Yanukovych during a court session on the case of ex-“Berkut officers”, – Piskun

ГПУ не может вручить подозрение Януковичу во время судебного заседания по делу экс-"беркутовцев", - Пискун

Former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Svyatoslav Piskun

The General Prosecutor of Ukraine (GPU) can not hand over suspected ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during a court session on the case of five ex-“berkutovets”. This broadcast channel “112 Ukraine” said the ex-Prosecutor General Svyatoslav Piskun.

“The law prohibits any other proceedings to the extent and within the procedural steps that occurs. That is Yanukovych not to give a suspicion, it can be questioned only as a witness, because it’s a certain procedure as specified by the court and a consequence”, – he said.

According to Piskun, a Yanukovych can give a suspicion only within separate procedural actions. “If there are attempts (at the meeting in the ex-“Berkut officers” – ed.) – this means that the GPU knows no laws,” he explained.

Along with this, according to Piskun, a Yanukovych cannot provide important evidence in the case of ex-“berkutovets” “I Think nothing in particular, Yanukovych will not say. This is a significant error trial… Yanukovych will offer General testimony regarding the events on the Maidan and these readings will have to check,” he said.

At the same time, according to Piskun, currently the arrest in absentia of Yanukovych will become less possible. “Yanukovych will hold their own, and they will gather the following facts, which should be checked. And what court, when sentencing Yanukovych?! The law on absentee conviction limited in time – until April 2017,” he said.