Distance's not an obstacle: Yanukovych to testify via video conference on Novermber 25

16:29 Nov. 16, 2016

Yanukovych to testify via video conference on Novermber 25

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych reacts during an interview with The Associated Press (AP photo)

Russian side agreed to hold a video conference in court

The ousted Ukrainian ex-president Victor Yanukovych will give his testimony on the criminal case of the five former Bercut riot police officers via video conference on November 25th, the UNIAN agency reports, referring to the statement of the Yanukovych's lawyer Vitaliy Serdiuk. 

Sviatoshyn district court of Kyiv obtained an agrement from the Russian side to arrange this interrogation online. November 25th has been chosen as the date for the testimony. 

Victor Yanukovych is to give his evidence being in the status of the witness, the lawyer also noted.

As reported previously, the mentioned five Bercut riot police officers, including Pavlo Abroskin, Sergiy Zinchrenko, Olexander Marychenko, Serhiy Tamtura and Oleh Yanishevsky, are accused of mass killings during the events of the Euromaidan revolution in Kyiv. 

Read also Evidence says, shooting of Euromaidan activists was planned – Lawyer

Victor Yanukovych, a former Ukrainian president who fled the country amid the turmoils in Ukraine in spring 2014, is wanted by the Ukrainian authorities and himself accused of top-level corruption and involvement in mass murders and violent oppression towards the pro-European activists. Having received the asylum by the Kremlin, he is fleeing from Ukrainian justice in Russia. 

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