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 Prosecutor requested trial for Yanukovych in absentia, hearing postponed

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The prosecution has requested that the case against former president Yanukovych was heard on Obolonskyi district court in Kyiv without the suspect, in absentia. The agency has filed a relevant request.

Censor.NET's correspondent reports from the court room.

Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko said that the suspect, Victor Yanukovych, has been put on national and international wanted list.

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"The suspect is hiding in Russia with the purpose to evade justice," Kravchenko said.

Yanukovych's lawyer Vitalii Serdiuk asked the court not to consider this request for a special procedure.

"Such requests are considered in another part of the process, only after the indictment," Serdiuk said. He subsequently asked for a break to get acquainted with the prosecution's request.

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The court ruled to postpone the hearing to 10 a.m. May 29.
 
 
 
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