Trial over fugitive Ukrainian President Yanukovych. Notes of proceedings

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Trial over fugitive Ukrainian President Yanukovych. Notes of proceedings

11:39 "To appoint trial on charges against Viktor Yanukovych in open format in Obolonskyi district court at 10 a.m. June 26," the judge announced.

11:34 The judges returned from the jury room.

11:05 The judges left for the jury room.

11:02 Lawyer Serdiuk says that Lutsenko has been prosecutor general for a year now, but the tragic events on Maidan have not been investigated yet. Instead, Serdiuk says, Lutsenko organized persecution of Yanukovych.

09:43 Lawyer Serdiuk says the death of Oleh Netrebko, charged with attempt on Tetiana Chornovol, proves the government does not secure safety to suspects. Murder of the witness in the same case, Denis Voronenkov, has proven that personal guards are not efficient as well.

09:24The judge explained that Yanukovych is convicted of waging aggressive war in favor of Russia, so the court has ruled not to address the Russian Federation. The judge also reminded that Yanukovych was offered to testify via Skype, and the indictments were published on the court's website.

"The Obolonskyi court ruled not to address Russia for international legal aid," the judge said.

09:20 "Diplomatic relations with Russia have not yet been terminated, so the defense asked the court to summon Viktor Yanukovych. We ask to summon our client within international legal aid," lawyer Serdiuk says.

Prosecutor Kravchenko says the court has ruled on this earlier and asks to leave the request without consideration.

09:13 Yanukovych's lawyer Vitalii Serdiuk says the process could not be held with these judges and one of them is the subject of a case by Higher Council of Justice.

09:05 The trial took off in Obolonskyi district court of Kyiv. The court will decide on considering the merits of the case.