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Prosecutor General's Office Planning Start Of Trial Of Yanukovych For March 2017

Prosecutor General's Office Planning Start Of Trial Of Yanukovych For March 2017

Prosecutor General, Yurii Lutsenko, Viktor Yanukovych, high treason, trial, Prosecutor General's Office, in absentia

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine plans that the trial in absentia of former president Viktor Yanukovych accused of high treason will begin in March 2017.

Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko announced this at a press conference in Kyiv, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"I think we will start the consideration of the case at a court early in March," he said.

He says a court is considering a request of the Prosecutor General's Office to limit the time for the defense of Yanukovych for reading his high treason case.

Prosecutor General Lutsenko expects the defense of Yanukovych to read the case by end of February.

He also expects the Verkhovna Rada to introduce amendments to the law on trial in absentia in February.

Thus, the court will begin the trial of Yanukovych in March 2017.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the chief military prosecutor's office of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine requests a court to limit the time for the defense of former president Yanukovych for reading his high treason case.

The Main Military Prosecutor's Office completed the special (in-absentia) pre-trial investigation of the treason case against Yanukovych on January 30 and opened the case materials to his defense lawyers for examination.


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