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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lawyer Yanukovych refused his protection


The lawyer of ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on charges of treason refused his protection.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

According to the lawyer, Vitaly Masachika, Yanukovych it protects not under contract with them, but for the purpose, from the state.

“I’m an individual in the practice of law and are not included in any bar Association, do not have assistants, explained Machacek. — The law on free assistance eliminates the involvement of multiple public defenders. Therefore, given the particular complexity of the criminal proceedings <…> I believe that better and more adequate protection of Yanukovych, I can’t take part in the further consideration of the case <…>”.

In this regard, he asked the jury to free themselves from the protection of Yanukovych, the prosecutors in this case have opposed such requests. In the end a request, however, was granted.

Recall that one of the arguments against Yanukovych on the process is shown by the representative to the UN in 2014, his letter to Vladimir Putin with the request to send troops to Ukraine.

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