A court in Kiev questioned in the case of Yanukovych, the ex-Ambassador of Ukraine to the UN

© AP Photo / John MinchilloПостоянный representative of Ukraine to the UN Yuriy Sergeyev. Archival photoA court in Kiev questioned in the case of Yanukovych, the ex-Ambassador of Ukraine to the UN© AP Photo / John Minchillo

Obolonskiy district court of Kiev appointed on August 15, the interrogation of the ex-Ambassador of Ukraine to the UN Yuriy Sergeyev as a witness in the case against Ukrainian ex-President Viktor Yanukovych on charges of treason.

Thus, the court satisfied the corresponding petition of the state charge.

«This witness is, indeed, important for the defense and the prosecution. Also, the Prosecutor explained that the witness will reside temporarily on the territory of Ukraine (during this period — ed.), the application of the Prosecutor, the court finds and so reasonable, that subject to satisfaction. The court shall determine an additional date of 15 August for the consideration of the case (interrogation of witness Sergeeva — ed.)», — said at a meeting on Thursday, Chairperson of the Board of judges judge Vladislav Devyatko.

Representatives of the prosecution asked in its petition to appoint an interrogation Sergeev on 15 August, as he lives in the USA, where he teaches at the Institute and in this short period will be in Kiev. According to state prosecutors, direct Sergeev is an important witness in the case as were present at the meetings of the UN in 2014, when according to investigators, international organizations, the Russian side showed the letter to Yanukovych in which he allegedly asked for military help from Russia to restore order in Ukraine.

As stated earlier the public Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko on the case of treason Yanukovich accused that, «being on the territory of the Russian Federation in March 2014, signed a letter addressed to the President of the Russian Federation and invited him «to enter Ukraine and the occupation troops». Previously, the former President of Ukraine denied the accusations, saying that he had sent letters to the authorities of the Russian Federation with such appeals. Russian authorities also said that they had not received a letter with similar content.