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Ex-Minister Lavrynovych Not To Give False Evidence Against Yanukovych's Entourage Even For Freedom

Ex-Minister Lavrynovych Not To Give False Evidence Against Yanukovych's Entourage Even For Freedom

Former justice minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych does not intend to give false evidence against the entourage of former president Viktor Yanukovych in exchange for freedom and release from prosecution.

Maksym Lavrynovych, the son and lawyer of Oleksandr Lavrynovych, said this to Ukrainian News Agency during an interview.

According to Maksym Lavrynovych, his father was proposed to give false evidence.

Maksym Lavrynovych says his father will not yield to this.

"This is a man of his word who values his name and his reputation much higher than even freedom... He tore the protocol written for him by prosecutors and refused to give false evidence and it became clear then where this can lead. The refusal led to a farce in kind of a motion at the court on his detention," he added.

Maksym Lavrynovych links the arrest with possible plans to return the Constitution of 1996.

"One of theories - preparations for the return of the Constitution of 1996, which was changed by the parliament for the Constitution of 2004 in February 2014. The parliament returned the Constitution of 2004 in an unconstitutional way. The decision of the Constitutional Court of 2010 is deemed valid. Everybody understands that but they use the Constitution of 2004 so far," he said.

According to Maksym Lavrynovych, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko does not have enough powers to make certain decisions on his own and the Constitution of 1996 could help him.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv has ordered detention as a measure of preventive punishment for Oleksandr Lavrynovych, the former justice minister, within the case on usurpation of powers by then president Viktor Yanukovych through illegal return of the Constitution of 1996 in 2010.


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