The interrogation of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on the case of the riots on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev in winter 2013-2014 was postponed to 28 November. This is the correspondent of the Rostov regional court.
Questioning Yanukovych was postponed at the suggestion of the Sviatoshynsky district court in Kyiv due to the inability to the court, accused in the shooting of activists of fighters of special forces of MIA of Ukraine “Berkut”. As reported by Ukrainian edition of “the Telegraph”, the fighters of “Right sector” (banned in Russia organization) today blocked the departure of Lukjanovskaja prison, where the defendants “berkutovets”.
Court session on which to interrogate Yanukovych, postponed to 28 November at 14:00 Moscow time. “I will,” — said Yanukovych. Earlier, Yanukovych appealed to Svyatoshinskogo court of Kyiv, which is the initiator of the process, to interrogate him on Friday, November 25. “This is my personal initiative to act as a witness in this case. I am interested to establish the truth and was punished criminals,” said the ex-President of Ukraine. He has performed in the Ukrainian language.
He also stressed that the proposal to reschedule the hearing to another date is a “deliberate delaying of the process, is beneficial to those who want to establish the truth”. “This is criminal liability for those criminals who (was blocked by a court in Kiev),” — said Yanukovych. “We were warned that preparing a provocation”, — said Yanukovych.
Yanukovych arrived to the Rostov regional court to testify on November 25. The interrogation had to Svyatoshinsky district court of Kiev video conference. For this it was organized a video link with the Rostov regional court. The organization of questioning by the Ukrainian side. She has sent a request to the Soviet district court of Rostov-on-don. November 16, 2016, the lawyer Yanukovych Vitaliy Serdyuk said that Kiev Svyatoshinsky raised received a notice from the Rostov regional court of Russia about the possibility of holding 25 Nov questioning Yanukovych videoconference his client as a witness in the case about the accusation of ex – “berkutovets”.
Testimony in the riots has already given the incumbent President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine conducted the interview for 6 hours, RIA Novosti reported. In the case of the riots on the Maidan was also questioned former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, interior Minister Arsen Avakov, Secretary of the national security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov, Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Protection Yanukovich has repeatedly offered to hold a confrontation Yanukovych and Poroshenko and other representatives of the Ukrainian authorities in the form of a videoconference. According to the lawyer of the former President of Ukraine, it is necessary to ensure active and full of questioning. But the Ukrainian side refused to hold it. As stated by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, to the confrontation, must have the prior testimony of persons”, all of the defendants.
Viktor Yanukovych left Ukraine in February 2014 after the mass shootings of protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv. Since then he is hiding on the territory of Russia. February 22 2014 Verkhovna Rada 328 votes supported a resolution that established that Yanukovych withdrew from the exercise of the constitutional powers of the President.
The victims of the riots on the Maidan, more than 100 people. After the revolution the new Ukrainian authorities blamed the deaths on Yanukovych and interior Ministry special forces “Berkut”. Former Ukrainian President denies these accusations.