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Court Postpones Hearing Yanukovych Case For August 15

Court Postpones Hearing Yanukovych Case For August 15

The Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv has transferred hearing of the high treason case involving former president Viktor Yanukovych on August 15.

Head Judge Deviatko said this at the court's meeting on Thursday, August 10, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the report, the court at its meeting considered the first part of the evidence base presented by the prosecution.

In particular, the court studied records of the meeting of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation at which the Council permitted President of Russia Vladimir Putin to use military force in the territory of Ukraine as well as records of the March 1, 2014 meeting of the Security Council of NATO.

At the court's hearing, prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko stated that in its occupation of Crimea Russia engaged approximately 10,500 militaries, 10 tanks, eight aircrafts, 24 helicopters, 16 ground-to-air missile launch systems, 640 military trucks, 207 armed infantry vehicles, 24 Grad multiple rocket launchers and other military hardware.

State-provided Yanukovych's attorney Vitalii Meshechek expressed doubts that there had been an invasion of Russian military forces into the territory of Ukraine.

The attorney also pledged that former president of Ukraine had not been involved in the decisions taken by Putin and the Federation Council on use of military force in Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv on August 15 intended to question former chairperson of the Representative Office of Ukraine at the United Nations Yurii Serheev going as a witness in the Yanukovych case.

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