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Ukraine: 'Yanukovich ready to speak' - lawyer of former Ukrainian President speaks in court01:25

Ukraine: 'Yanukovich ready to speak' - lawyer of former Ukrainian President speaks in court

Ukraine, Kiev
October 23, 2018 at 10:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Alexander Goroshinsky, defence lawyer of the former Ukrainian President, confirmed Yanukovich's readiness to testify during court proceedings, speaking at Kiev's Oboloneskii Court on Tuesday.

"Viktor Yanukovych is ready, and I can declare it, he is ready to speak, to take part in the court session. To be accurate, he is ready to take part in via videoconference," said Goroshinsky.

On November 28, 2016, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko charged Yanukovych in absentia, accusing the former president of "committing high treason, deliberate actions to change the borders of [Ukraine] in violation of the order established by the Constitution, [and] conducting an aggressive war."

Yanukovych was ousted from power in the Ukrainian revolution of 2014 and fled to Russia.

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Alexander Goroshinsky, defence lawyer of the former Ukrainian President, confirmed Yanukovich's readiness to testify during court proceedings, speaking at Kiev's Oboloneskii Court on Tuesday.

"Viktor Yanukovych is ready, and I can declare it, he is ready to speak, to take part in the court session. To be accurate, he is ready to take part in via videoconference," said Goroshinsky.

On November 28, 2016, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko charged Yanukovych in absentia, accusing the former president of "committing high treason, deliberate actions to change the borders of [Ukraine] in violation of the order established by the Constitution, [and] conducting an aggressive war."

Yanukovych was ousted from power in the Ukrainian revolution of 2014 and fled to Russia.

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