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 Kasko to appeal ruling on personal recognizance

Former Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Vitalii Kasko and his lawyers intend to appeal the decision of the Pechersk court on a pre-trial restraint in the form of personal recognizance.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Ukrinform, Kasko announced it to reporters after a meeting of the Pechersk district court of Kyiv which dismissed prosecution's request on taking him into custody. Nevertheless, the court chose personal recognizance as pre-trial restriction against Kasko.

"While the court overturned custody, it nonetheless ignored any arguments about the status of a suspect and applied personal recognizance as pre-trial restraint. I think it is superfluous to say that this decision, in our opinion, is unfounded and illegal, and we are going to appeal it," the ex-deputy prosecutor general said.

He assured that this ruling is subject to appeal in accordance with Ukraine's legislation. "What is written there does not mean it is so by the law, believe me," he remarked.

Unfortunately, Kasko added, the court is under political pressure and is forced to violate the law the same way as the prosecution: "We are going appeal it and prove the fallacy of this persecution every day."

"There was no evidence of my status of a suspect. You must have seen lawyers' reaction and arguments provided by the court. Not to mention there was no evidence to support risks which justify the application of the chosen preventive measure," Kasko commented on today's process.

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