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 Meeting on Criminal Procedure Code Reform: Yanukovych Had Trouble Understanding He is Wanted in Presidium

Yesterday, President Viktor Yanukovych held a meeting on the reform of the criminal procedure code.

According to Kommersant-Ukraine, nine minutes before the stated time of the meeting the host, receiving a signal from the security of the head of state, came to the microphone and announced triumphantly: "The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych." Heads of law enforcement agencies have taken places in presidium, and the audience stood up and applauded, waiting for the President.

However, Viktor Yanukovych did not come out on the stage. After some time, the applause had died down, but the security forces - both on the podium and in the audience - did not dare sit down. For the first few minutes the police officers and Justice advisers stood in silence, and then a quiet murmur started. And after 5-6 minutes of waiting, even members of the presidium began shifting from foot to foot looking at each other.

Yanukovych waited until the scheduled time of his appearance, and after repeated announcement of the master and new applause, he entered the room and took his place at the head of the presidium.


 
 
 
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