11 Apr 2018 11:19

Trial of Yanukovych high treason case to continue on April 18

KYIV. April 11 (Interfax) - The Obolonsky District Court in Kyiv will continue hearing the high treason case of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on April 18, court chairman Vladyslav Deviatko announced the decision on Wednesday.

The defense lawyers for Yanukovych informed the court about their working visit to Russia, he said.

"The court has to state that this will be the 13th court hearing that will not take place due to such actions of the defense lawyers. Specifically, we planned to question at least ten witnesses for the defense today and tomorrow [on April 11-12]," Deviatko said.

Anatoly Kobylinskiy, a former deputy of the Vyshehorod district council from the Party of Regions and director of the Grosser security company, which guarded the residence Mezhigorye during Yanukovych's presidency, who is a witness for the defense, came to attend a court hearing on April 11, but will not be questioned because the lawyers have failed to show up, the judge said.

The next court hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 18.