Obolonskiy district court of Kiev allowed to interrogate as witnesses of the defense in the case of treason, ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych via video link from Russia, former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, the ex-defense Minister Pavel Lebedev, former commander of the interior troops of Ukraine Stanislav Shulyak, former guards accused of Konstantin Kobzar and Sergei Bernatsky, but not in the procedure of international legal assistance.

“The petition of protection for interrogation of the witnesses to satisfy partially. To interrogate Bernadsky, Shulyak, poet, Azarov and Lebedev on the same conditions as witnesses Oksana Medieva, without the involvement of any authorities of the Russian Federation, since the request for international legal assistance in the criminal proceedings would be contrary to the purposes of those agreements that were signed between Ukraine and Russia,” said the presiding judge Vladislav Devyatko at the meeting on Tuesday .

The court suggested that questioning these witnesses on 27, 28 and 29 March.

The lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk stated that on March 28-29, he and his colleagues can stay in Germany in connection with the need to defend oneself from persecution of the authorities for their “human rights activities”.

In addition, the protection of V. Yanukovych invited the court to question 4-5 April, two residents of the Crimea Roman Tatarinova and Andrey Nikiforov. According to lawyers, earlier this interrogation exercise was not possible, in particular, for being A. Nikiforova hospitalized in the neurology Department.