Yanukovych is not a defendant in any criminal matters in Ukraine – lawyer

Янукович не является обвиняемым в каких-либо уголовных делах в Украине - адвокат

Viktor Yanukovych is not a defendant in any criminal proceedings in Ukraine. An official confirmation of the protection of the fourth President received the General Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine in response to your attorney’s requests in criminal cases concerning Victor Yanukovych. About it reported in a press-service of the bar Association Averlex.

“We received another confirmation that the GPU only manipulate public opinion concerning criminal cases against Viktor Yanukovych. We have repeatedly appealed to the Prosecutor General, and the GPU requirements to publish materials of criminal proceedings against Viktor Yanukovych and the evidence of his guilt, if any. It wasn’t made. Moreover, received an official response that our client is not a defendant in any criminal cases”, – said the lawyer Yanukovych Vitaly Serdyuk.

He recalled that against the fourth President there is not a single sentence came into legal force.

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“Must be respected the principle of presumption of innocence and all the false information spread about him must be refuted by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine and personally by the Prosecutor General”, – said Vitaly Serdyuk.

Earlier it was reported that the meeting of the British Supreme court in the case of sovereign debt of Ukraine to Russia to $3 billion will take place in late 2019. We are talking about a loan from Russia (the so-called “Yanukovych’s debt”) through the issue of Eurobonds for $3 billion, which took the government of Mykola Azarov in December 2013. Then, the Cabinet has agreed with the Russian side on loan in the amount of $15 billion Of them, Ukraine received only the first tranche of $3 billion At the end of 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers introduced a moratorium on the payment of $3 billion, in 2016 Russia applied to Ukraine in court.

Who was then the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Alexander danyluk said that Ukraine will appeal to prove that “the debt was a bribe Viktor Yanukovych for refusing to European integration.” In January 2018, the court of Appeal of England sent the decision on the suit to recover $3 billion from Ukraine in favor of Russia for a new trial. That is, it is the debt of Ukraine to Russia will now listen to full the procedure. This means that Ukraine is not obliged to pay Russia $3 billion.