Investigator on "Maidan case" must go to Russia to question Yanukovych - Lawyer

Investigator on "Maidan case" must go to Russia to question Yanukovych - LawyerVitaliy Serdiuk, a lawyer for Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovych, has called on Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko to ensure the arrival of an investigator to his client and insists that political figures not interfere in the "Maidan case."

"Lawyer Vitaly Serdiuk is calling on the prosecutor general to ensure the arrival of an investigator to Viktor Yanukovych; insists on political figures' non-interference in the 'Maidan case' and a public statement on the absence of evidence of Yanukovych's involvement in the Maidan shooting, that the proceedings should be as public as possible and that all existing theories of the tragedy be explored," the lawyer said in a press release handed out to journalists on Wednesday before the press conference on the new circumstances in the case against Yanukovych.

The lawyer also demands that the "Maidan case" materials be made public.

Serdiuk said the Prosecutor General's Office did not collect evidence that could confirm Yanukovych's guilt during the investigation into the "Maidan case." "For this reason, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office should tell that to the public openly and honestly, make the legal proceedings as public as possible and finally begin working on the existing theories of the tragedy," the press release says.

However, he former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has not acquired Russian citizenship, Yanukovych's lawyer said.

"Viktor Yanukovych has not changed his citizenship, and documents issued [in the Russian territory] were based on the passport of a Ukrainian citizen," Vitaly Serdiuk told to media.
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