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PGO summons Yanukovych for questioning on 5, 9 December

In case of non-appearance the former president may be tried in absentia.

PGO summons Yanukovych for questioning on 5, 9 December
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Prosecutor General's Office summons the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych for questioning on 5 and 9 December.

The summons note was sent to all know addresses of Yanukovych in Ukraine and Russia.

"Prosecutor General's Office asked the former president to appear on 5 and 9 December at 10:00 to the chief of the investigation department of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office of the PGO in in Kyiv," the report says.

Yanukovych is being summoned as a suspect.

In case of non-appearance the former president may be tried in absentia.

On 28 November, Kyiv's Svyatoshyn District Court questioned Yanukovych via Skype conference from Russia as a witness in the murder of 48 Euromaidan activists on 20 February, 2014 in Kyiv.

During a break of the session, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko announced to Yanukovych a suspicion of high treason.