A court in Kyiv has announced a break in the proceedings against Yanukovych

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated in fotobabble the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Archival photoA court in Kyiv has announced a break in the proceedings against Yanukovych© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated the image Bank

Obolonskiy district court of Kiev declared a break till January 25 in the criminal case against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych of treason, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

«The court declares a break till 10.00 (11.00 GMT) on 25 January,» said the presiding judge Vladislav Devyatko.

At the meeting on Wednesday, the court questioned a number of witnesses for the prosecution, was questioned by the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy, and the former Prime Minister of the Crimea Anatoly Mogilev.

The court in late June of 2017 began its consideration of the merits of treason against Yanukovych. This is one of a number of criminal cases which the new government of Ukraine brought against the former head of state after the coup in 2014. In the case of treason, the Prosecutor’s office intends to demand in court for Yanukovych’s sentence to life imprisonment. The ex-President categorically denies any wrongdoing.