A court in Kyiv has announced a break in the trial of Yanukovych until 31 January

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated in fotobabble the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Archival photoA court in Kyiv has announced a break in the trial of Yanukovych until 31 January© RIA Novosti / Sergey Poweroperated the image Bank

Obolonskiy district court of Kiev declared a break till January 31 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 31 January,» — said on Thursday the presiding judge Vladislav Devyatko.

At the next hearing the court will continue interrogation of witnesses. According to the Prosecutor on the case of Ruslan Kravchenko, the prosecution was left to interrogate about 15 witnesses.

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 for Yanukovych to prison for life. The ex-President categorically denies any wrongdoing.

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