The relevant decision was made by the judicial panel of Kyiv's Obolonskiy district court, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Yanukovych's lawyers opposed the petition of state prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko on the application of special judicial proceedings (in absentia) in the case.
Read alsoKyiv's court decides against Yanukovych's trial in absentiaAfter that, having discussed in the courtroom, the judges decided to adjourn the hearing until June 29 due to the fact that the Criminal Procedure Code requires two absences of the accused in court without good reason so that the court could decide on the application of a special trial. And since there is only one Yanukovych's non-appearance without a good reason for the hearing, the trial has been adjourned.
At the same time, the judges noted that it was only the will of the accused to come personally to court or take part in a video conference.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Yanukovych is charged with treason, complicity with the Russian authorities, deliberate actions committed to change the borders of the territory and the state border of Ukraine in violation of the Ukrainian Constitution. He is also accused of waging an aggressive war. These are the crimes stipulated in Part 1 of Article 111, Part 5 of Article 27, Part 3 of Article 110, and Part 2 of Article 437 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.