The Prosecutor General's office of Ukraine (PGO) unreasonably refused to hear videoconference testimony of the former President Viktor Yanukovych, whom the Ukrainian authorities charged with the development of an illegal organization, the lawyer said Vitaly Serdyuk.
"Viktor Yanukovych is ready to testify via videoconference. About this was reported by the party of protection to representatives of a consequence, most of the investigative judges of the Pechersk district court and Appellate court judges. Kiev. For almost a month this desire Yanukovych neglected, "- quoted by "Ukrainian truth" the advocate." Failures are unfounded, as this refer to nepredusmotritelnost of this procedure, and also for technical reasons, " - said Serdyukov. He also presented documents signed by Yanukovych, where he requested the opportunity to testify at a videoconference and explains that he can't come to Ukraine because of the danger of his life. So in the petition signed by Yanukovych, notarized in Rostov-on-don, Yanukovych said that living in the Russian Federation. In proof of this He cites an interview with foreign media. Yanukovych said that is located in Rostov-on-don." The specific address of your location can not indicate the threat of my life, " said Yanukovych in his address." I Wish to give my testimony concerning the circumstances which are subject to examination in every case in order to perform the tasks of criminal proceedings and the establishment of objective truth. Along with this, at the moment I have no possibility to arrive at the venue of the pre-trial investigation for participation in investigative actions, taking Into account the presence of a real threat to my life ", - said in the appeal.
Yanukovych writes that his life and health " was the subject of a criminal assault ". For this reason, He twice requested the hearing by videoconference. Yesterday, the media reported that Yanukovych agreed to testify at the trial of his case in a videoconference. On Tuesday, the attorney General of the state Viktor Shokin said that the procedure of the correspondence of the court commenced on a number of former bureaucrats, Among them ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. 22 February 2014 in Ukraine there was a change of government, which has signs of a coup, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed the head of state Viktor Yanukovych from power, after which He fled the state. The chief Prosecutor's office of Ukraine filed at least 20 criminal proceedings relatively high position of the persons of the former government. Among them Viktor and Oleksandr Yanukovych, Viktor Pshonka, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, Andriy Klyuyev, Mykola Azarov, Eduard stavytsky, and others. At the end of February, Parliament adopted a decision to appeal to the Hague petition to bring Yanukovych to justice. Yanukovych was named a suspect in the mass murders and declared in the international wanted list.