The Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv has decided to interrogate witnesses from the side of defense in the case of former president Viktor Yanukovych accused of high treason, including former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, former Interior Minister Vitalii Zakharchenko, former head of the Security Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Yakymenko, and former Defense Minister Pavlo Lebedev. Judge Vladyslav Debuatko announced this, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Yanukovych's defense requested the court to interrogate 50 witnesses and the court decided to summon 16 witnesses. The court also wants to interrogate as witnesses former commander of Interior Troops Stanislav Shuliak, former chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Admiral Yurii Ilyin, former head of the presidential guard Kostiantyn Kobzar, former Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, Serhii Bernatskyi, Oleksandr Scheholev, and three residents of Crimea. The court refused to interrogate as witnesses a number of European politicians and some residents of Crimea. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the court will continue the trial of Yanukovych on February 15.