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Arguing its decision, the court pointed out that Yanukovych was aware that he was wanted. He also knew that a judicial investigation was being conducted against him, and he was hiding outside Ukraine.

Read alsoTrial of Yanukovych adjourned until June 29The court did not take into account the statements of the defense about the danger that threatens Yanukovych in the case of his arrival in Ukraine since he had not earlier used the right to participate in court via video conference. Therefore, the court ruled to carry out special judicial proceedings in the Yanukovych case in absentia.

After that, the court gave the floor to prosecutors to announce the indictment. Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko began to declare the indictment in full.

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.