The investigation against Yanukovych and his entourage shut down because of a limitation in the criminal procedure code, – Gorbatyuk

Следствие в отношении Януковича и его окружения закрыли из-за ограничения в УПК, - Горбатюк

Head of the Department of special investigations of the GPU Sergey Gorbatyuk

Pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings concerning ex-the President Victor Yanukovych and ex-officials from his entourage stopped to these cases have not been closed. About it in the comment “Ukrainian truth” said the head of the Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General Sergei Gorbatyuk.

“The Criminal procedure code is a limited time frame of the investigation – year from the date of notification of suspicion. If the investigation does not suspend, a period will end and the case should be closed,” – said Gorbatyuk.

According to him, the law provides for the suspension of the period of investigation in case of illness of the suspect, investigation, or implementation of the international legal order.

He noted that prosecutors continue to collect materials for these industries.

“The fate of such cases is in the hands of the deputies: take normal changes in the code of criminal procedure, which govern the course of the pretrial investigation – this time. Take the normal law on the procedure of the special pre-trial investigation, the so-called correspondence, and you will not need to worry about stopping or not stopping things,” – said Gorbatyuk.

Earlier it became known that the GPU stopped pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings concerning ex-the President Victor Yanukovych, ex-MP Oleksiy Azarov (son of ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov), the ex-Minister of justice Elena Lukash, the former Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Eduard Stavisky, former head of the presidential administration Andriy Klyuyev, ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka, ex-interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko and others.

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