The Kyiv court of appeals on Tuesday will see the appeal of protection of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych on the decision of Pechersky regional court of Kiev, which the court sanctioned the beginning of conviction regarding the former President's misappropriation of funds from the state budget.
before the Prosecutor General's office of Ukraine declared that Yanukovych appeared in five criminal cases, namely: the Maidan events, creating illegal groups, on the facts of illegal appropriation of forest lands Sukholuchya, on the facts of occupying lands in the residence " mezhigorye ", as well as on the fact of misappropriation of public funds.
The Pechersky regional court at the end of July its decision recognized the validity of arguments and evidence collected by the employees of the General Prosecutor's office against Yanukovych and sanctioned the procedure of conviction in the cases related to the illegal appropriation of public funds. Protection of the former President insists that the court rendered the decision unlawful." Such a decision could be made, if Yanukovych was in the international wanted list. The search was stopped, there were no grounds for making such decisions, " said lawyer Yanukovych Vitaliy Serdyuk in the air.
According to the report of the Prosecutor General, the investigation determined that in 2010-2013 Yanukovych of the conspiracy with ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, ex-Finance Minister Yuri. and yet a number of individuals planned and unreasonably made changes to the state budget, because it was illegally financed the construction of a dedicated telecommunications network pouches. The total loss to the state investigation is estimated at 220 million hryvnia (about $ 10 million). September 30 2014 all suspects the attorney General's office announced the suspicion of committing the iniquity. The pretrial investigation is continuing until now.
In prosesi Thursday the Prosecutor General's office of Ukraine through official government newspaper "governmental courier" called on August eleven for questioning Yanukovych." The corresponding agenda was published in the issue dated 6 August. It is noted that Yanukovych called on August eleven on eleven. 00 to the General Prosecutor to the head of Department Yury Bessenay for providing investigative and procedural actions in criminal proceedings ", - notified on the Internet office of the newspaper. Lawyer Yanukovych responded to the call and said that Yanukovych will not be able to come in for questioning regarding " good cause ", for example due to " risk his life and health."
The lawyers stressed that the publication of the agenda in the newspaper " is aimed only at developing the public impression that he is hiding from the investigation, and has nothing to do with the desire of the General Prosecutor's office to obtain his testimony in the case ".
Yanukovych was elected President of Ukraine on 25 February 2010 for a five year term. However, on 22 February 2014 in the country there was a coup. The Verkhovna Rada ousted him from power, changed the Constitution and appointed a may special election, the results of which became the new President Petro Poroshenko. Yanukovych was forced to leave the country. After the coup d'etat fresh authorities instituted a number of criminal cases against former bureaucrats.