Yanukovych summoned for questioning as suspect in treason case

The Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine has summoned former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who now resides in Russia, for questioning in Ukraine as a suspect in the treason case.

Summonses for interrogation have been posted on the PGO`s official website.

Yanukovych was invited to appear at 10:00 local time on December 5 and December 9 for an interview by the chief of the investigative department of the Main Military Prosecutor`s Office under the PGO.

The summonses were also sent to Yanukovych`s addresses in Kyiv, the Vyshgorod district of Kyiv region and in Rostov-on-Don (Russia).

As UNIAN reported earlier, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on November 28 read out official accusations of high treason that were brought against Yanukovych in Ukraine.

”As Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Vitaliyovych Lutsenko is addressing Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych under Articles 111, 278 and Chapter 11 of the Criminal Procedure Code on November 28, 2016,” Lutsenko said on Monday, November 28. ”I inform you, Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, that you are suspected of treason, aiding members of the authorities of the Russian Federation in deliberate acts committed to change the territory and the state border of Ukraine in violation of the procedure established by the Constitution of Ukraine, and of waging war of aggression, i.e. the crimes stipulated in Part 1 of Article 111, Part 5 of Article 27, Part 3 of Article 110, Part 2 of Article 437 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine,” Lutsenko said.

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