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The Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) of Ukraine is asking the court to seize property of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko within the framework of the investigation into his alleged complicity in Viktor Yanukovych's grab of a posh presidential residence near Kyiv.

"[It's] True. If charge papers have been served, we must react. This is not our right, this is an obligation," Chief of the PGO's Special Investigations Department Serhiy Horbatiuk told the Radio Liberty's Ukrainian service.

It is about the property Yushchenko owns officially, according to state registers, Horbatiuk noted.

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"If he is listed in the registers of real estate as owner – the investigator is requesting the seizure of that property," Horbatiuk said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the PGO served charge papers to former President Viktor Yushchenko. The case concerns the mechanism for the withdrawal of the Mezhyhirya residence from state ownership in the interests of Viktor Yanukovych, Yushchenko's successor, in 2007.