Case of fugitive ex-president: Yanukovych summoned for questioning as suspect in treason case

13:13 Nov. 29, 2016

Yanukovych summoned for questioning as suspect in treason case

Ukraine's ousted president Viktor Yanukovych speaks at a news conference in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 (AP photo)

Yesterday, former Ukrainian President was charged with treason

The Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) of Ukraine has summoned former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who now resides in Russia, for questioning in Ukraine as a suspect in the treason case.

Summons for interrogation has been posted on the PGO's official website. Yanukovych was invited to appear at 10:00 local time on December 5 and December 9 for an interview by the chief of the investigative department of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office under the PGO.

The summonses were also sent to Yanukovych's addresses in Kyiv, the Vyshgorod district of Kyiv region and in Rostov-on-Don (Russia). As reported earlier, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on November 28 read out official accusations of high treason that were brought against Yanukovych in Ukraine.

"I inform you, Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, that you are suspected of treason, aiding members of the authorities of the Russian Federation in deliberate acts committed to change the territory and the state border of Ukraine in violation of the procedure established by the Constitution of Ukraine, and of waging war of aggression, i.e. the crimes stipulated in Part 1 of Article 111, Part 5 of Article 27, Part 3 of Article 110, Part 2 of Article 437 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," Lutsenko said on Monday, November 28.

Source: UNIAN

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