Yanukovych refused to participate in court against him

Янукович отказался участвовать в суде против него

Viktor Yanukovych

The former head of state called the court in the case of treason a sham and withdrew their defenders.

The ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych announced in the program Time on the Russian channel that does not wish to participate in the trial in Ukraine on charges of treason and withdraws from court with his lawyers, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“I don’t want to participate in a supposedly adversarial system, the outcome is pre-determined. I made the decision to withdraw from the process of its defenders, their skill no doubt, but in a country destroyed by justice lawyers are powerless”, − said Yanukovych.

He stressed that the Ukrainian authorities will seek to accuse him of “all past, present and future ills of Ukraine”.

“This is not a trial but pure blasphemy. For my condemnation in the shortest possible time under pressure personally citizen Poroshenko has enacted separate laws on absentee condemnation. This is a direct violation of the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. In addition to my statement about the requirement of providing me the opportunity to participate in the trial by videoconference was denied me,” − said Yanukovych.

The GPU announced all criminal cases against Yanukovych