11:17 13.01.2017

Matios predicts court to pass sentence on Yanukovych before end of March

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Matios predicts court to pass sentence on Yanukovych before end of March

Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine - Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios has said that the indictment on the treason of disgraced ex-President Viktor Yanukovych is to be provided by the court before the end of January and he is to be sentenced during two months, 5 Channel has reported.

"One of the legal basis, which enabled Lutsenko [Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko] to immediately clarify the nature of the suspicion at court, is a confirmed evidence provided by Yanukovych himself, when he acknowledged that he appealed to Russia. The person confirmed that he had done it which is backed by the current Criminal Code of Ukraine in the framework of the international legal instructions. That is, we have his position at our disposal that even the defense would find impossible to deny," Matios said.

"We expect that the indictment will be in court by the end of this month and, taking into consideration the number of witnesses, materials and evidence, we are going to provide, I think, that in two months we will receive the verdict of the trial court," he said.

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