PGO can not issue indictments against Yanukovych during trial of ex-Berkut soldiers, – Piskun

According to the former Prosecutor General Sviatoslav Piskun, Yanukovych is not an important witness in the case of ex-Berkut soldiers.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine can not issue indictments against the ex-president Viktor Yanukovych during the court session on the case of five former Berkut soldiers, Censor.NET reports citing 112 TV Channel.

"The law prohibits any other procedural actions as part of the ongoing legal proceeding. It means that the indictment against Yanukovych cannot be issued. He can only be interviewed as a witness, since it is his specific procedural condition determined by the court and inquest," Piskun said.

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According to Piskun, indictments against Yanukovych can be issued only in a separate procedural action. "If there will be any attempts (at the trial on the case of ex-Berkut soldiers - ed.), it means that the PGO does not know the law," he explained.

''I don't think Yanukovych will say anything special. This is a significant error of trial... Yanukovych will provide general indications regarding the events on the Maidan, and those statements will have to be checked," he said.

Piskun suggests that Yanukovych's arrest in absentia seems to be less and less possible.

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"Yanukovych is conducting his own investigation, and they will gather facts which have to be checked. What court and when will pass a sentence on Yanukovych? In absentia conviction act is limited in time to April 2017," he said.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n416645