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Prosecutor's office: Interpol's decision on Yanukovych not to affect trial

"He was put on the wanted list in other criminal proceedings."

Prosecutor's office: Interpol's decision on Yanukovych not to affect trial
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The main Ukrainian military prosecutor's office believes that the termination of the search for Viktor Yanukovych by Interpol will not affect the trial.

"The termination of Yanukovych's search by Interpol will not affect the trial, because he was put on the wanted list in other criminal proceedings," military prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko told a briefing on Thursday, an LB.ua correspondent reported.

He would not rule out that the statement of the defence that Yanukovych wants to participate in the meeting via a video conference could be "empty statements" aimed at delaying the trial.

On May 3, Interpol reported cancelling the Red Notice, posted in July 2015, and also deleted the data about the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr from the database.

Yanukovych's card was included in the Interpol database on January 12, 2015.

The former president was declared wanted by Interpol in the case of Ukrtelecom as Ukrainian law enforcers said that the former president's initiative to build a special communication network at the state expense in order to free from these obligations the company ESA that had bought Ukrtelecom, inflicted serious damage to the national budget.