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Trial of Yanukovych: the main facts about resonant process


In court on charge of the ex-president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych of treason consideration of the case is completed. Judges prepare for adjudgement. DW reminds the main facts of the course of this trial.

Consideration of the case on charge of the ex-president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych of treason is complete. The presiding judge on board of judges of the Obolon district court of Kiev Vladislav Devyatko at a meeting declared on December 5 that the court is going to pronounce a sentence. The press secretary of the Obolon regional court Inna Svinarenko reported that so far the term of announcement of a sentence is not determined because of a large amount of materials which make about 100 volumes. DW represents the main facts about the course of this trial.

B than accuse Victor Yanukovych
of
the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGOU) accuses the ex-president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych of crimes which were committed under the articles "high treason", "complicity in the deliberate actions made for the purpose of changes of borders of the territory and frontier of Ukraine" and also "complicity in conducting war of aggression". The corresponding indictment was transferred to the Obolon district court of Kiev in the spring of 2017. The party of charge demands to sentence the former head of the Ukrainian state to 15 years of imprisonment.

Arguments of charge
of
Among the main arguments - Victor Yanukovych's appeal to Russian government with a request to send the Russian troops in Ukraine. GPU provided to court a video on which at a meeting of the Federation Council of Russia in the spring of 2014 Yanukovych's letter with such request was read. The photocopy of the address of Yanukovych to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin is attached to case papers as the proof.

the Former permanent representative of Ukraine in the UN Yury Sergeyev, appearing in court as the prosecution witness, told about the presence at the petition of the permanent representative of that time of Russia in the UN Vyacheslav Churkin to the UN Secretary General. In the petition as Sergeyev told, it was talked of that the United Nations accepted as the official document Yanukovych's address to Putin with a request for use of the Russian troops in Ukraine. As the witness the court heard also the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Everything as it is reported, from charge about one and a half tens witnesses were heard.

Arguments of protection
of
Victor Yanukovych's Lawyers deny the charges brought to the former president of Ukraine and ask court to acquit the defendant. Protection also denies statements about Yanukovych's withdrawal from fulfillment of duties of the president of Ukraine. Defenders proved Yanukovych's escape to Russia in February, 2017 by threat of life which allegedly arose for the head of state acting at that time.

Among witnesses from protection in court acted the ex-head of the security service of Yanukovych Konstantin Kobzar. As it is in the territory of the Crimea annexed by Russia, connection with it was established?? on

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