Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Yanukovych wants to leave for treatment in Israel

    Aleksandr Goroshinsky, the lawyer of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that the former president might leave the country to receive treatment in Israel.

    Goroshinsky is in Moscow, where he arrived to discuss the court hearing with Yanukovych, however, he failed to meet with his client. Instead, the lawyer met with the surgeon who came to inspect the trauma sustained by the Ukrainian ex-president.

    According to Goroshinsky, Yanukovych’s defense lawyers contacted a clinic at the …

  • Yanukovych 'injured' the day before his final address in Ukrainian court

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was reportedly injured the day before his final address at the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv city, where he is being tried for high treason.

    He was hospitalized on Friday, November 16, although news of this only came out on Sunday, RIA Novosti reports.

    “He was, but he is not with us any more. He came on Friday, was given assistance, and was discharged on the same day,” the Sklifosovsky Emergency Care Institute in Moscow told the news outlet. …

  • Russia pays Ukraine court expenses for Yanukovych debt case

    Russia has reimbursed Ukraine for the court fees paid previously in the case concerning the repayment of a $3 billion bond – the so-called Yanukovych debt, Interfax-Ukraine reported, citing its own sources.

    The source did not specify the amount, but noted that it had been paid in full.

    On September 14, the London Court of Appeal ruled that the Yanukovych debt case was to be fully reviewed. In this way, Ukraine won its appeal on the previous instance’s ruling.

    In autumn 2013, after Viktor …

  • Yanukovych’s final statement could be delayed by several months

    On Tuesday, October 23, during a regular meeting on the case of high treason against former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, his lawyer made a request on his behalf that could lead to a delay of the trial for several months.

    The lawyers are currently debating the case. Oleksandr Horoshynsky, one of Yanukovych’s attorneys read a speech for an hour during which he gave the court a written statement that he received from the defendant in Moscow. In the statement, the ex-President asked the …

  • Skripal poisoning suspect was awarded Hero of Russia for evacuating Yanukovych

    GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga (Ruslan Boshirov), one of the prime suspects in the Skripal poisoning case, was head of the special operation to evacuate former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych from Ukraine, claims  Sergei Kanev, a journalist from the Investigation Control Center (ICC) who was recently forced to flee Russia. Kanev was part of the joint investigation into the Salisbury incident by The Insider and Bellingcat which uncovered the identities of the prime suspects.

    According to …

  • Ukraine's fist president Kravchuk speaks of attempt to assassinate Yanukovych

    Ukraine’s first president Leonid Kravchuk told Strana.ua news outlet in an interview that he was informed of plans to assassinate Ukraine’s fourth president, Viktor Yanukovych.

    Kravchuk said that, before the developments at the Maidan in Kyiv, he received an anonymous phone call in which he was told that Yanukovych’s assassination was being planned. The caller also said that a certain “Ceauşescu group” intended to handle Yanukovych the way former Romanian president Nicolae Ceauşescu had been …

  • Russia expects verdict on Yanukovych's loan case by August

    The Court of Appeal of England will deliver its verdict on Ukraine’s $3 billion debt to Russia by August 1 this year, said Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak.

    “We are waiting for the court ruling. They will finish the cycle before going on vacation, the ruling must be announced during this period,” TASS cites Storchak as saying.

    According to the court’s website, the Court of Appeal will go on leave between August 1 and October 1 this year.

    Storchak said that the Court of Appeal …

  • Yanukovych was warned twice by Ukraine’s Security Service about looming Russian invasion

    The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) warned former president Yanukovych twice about an existing threat to the national security of Ukraine from Russia. He sent two letters to the president regarding the threat: one dated January 15, 2013 and another dated February 17, 2014.

    The UNIAN news agency reports that Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko provided this information in the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv, during the questioning of MP Mykhailo Dobkin. According to Kravchenko, this …

  • Media: Yanukovych demands compensation from Ukraine for lawyers’ fees

    Former Ukrainian President Vitkor Yanukovych and his family are demanding that Ukraine reimburse them for their expenditure on defense attorneys in The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), DW reports.

    “193,207 pounds and 50 pence: this was the account presented to Ukrainian tax-payers by Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, his eldest son Oleksandr, and the widow of his deceased youngest son Viktor,” the newspaper writes, noting that the court later reduced this amount to 10,500 euros plus …

  • Media: former Chancellor of Austria could have been paid by Manafort for supporting Yanukovych’s interests

    Paul Manafort, former political strategist of the Party of Regions and former head of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign had lobbied many European politicians for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s interests. One of these politicians might be former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, reported the Austrian newspaper Kurier.

    The FBI's indictment against Manafort does not include the names of European politicians,  whom Manafort paid more than $2 million for supporting positions …