The hearing in the case of Yanukovych ended, the defence request for disqualification of a judge

Судебное заседание по делу Януковича завершилось, защита просит об отводе судьи

The ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych

In Kiev ended with a meeting of the Pechersk district court in the case of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, the correspondent of “112 Ukraine”.

The meeting ended with the fact that the defense in the face of his lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk asked for disqualification of the investigative judge, arguing that there is reason to Express distrust to the court because of pressure on judges.

“The prosecution believes that lawyers delay the meeting to order. The lawyers of Yanukovych insists that he wants to testify via Skype or other means, prosecutors say, because the whereabouts of Yanukovych is not installed, such a connection is not possible. When you resume the session when you assign a new judge is unknown,” – said the reporter.

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According to the Prosecutor, Alexander Kravchenko, at this stage of the trial, held a number of investigative and procedural actions.

“Now the prosecution will obtain permission for a special pre-trial investigation. Will doprovodem a number of investigative and legal proceedings and shall draw up the indictment and send it to the court. As the procedural head on this production, I think up to 2 months us enough time to finish these criminal proceedings, if we get a special pre-trial investigation”, – said the Prosecutor.

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We will remind that on November 28, during the interrogation of Yanukovych in the case of “berkutovets” Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko declared Yanukovych the suspicion of treason. Lutsenko said that a notification was also sent to Russia. After that, the representatives of the Military Prosecutor presented the lawyer of ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, the notice of suspicion in committing a crime.