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Kyiv court agrees to question ex-PM by video link from Russia

A questioning may take place next week.

Kyiv court agrees to question ex-PM by video link from Russia
Mykola Azarov
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Kyiv's Obolonskyy district court has agreed to question former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov by video link as a witness in the case of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, according to presiding judge Vladyslav Devyatko.

Ex-Defence Minister Pavlo Lebedyev, a former commander of the Internal Troops, Stanislav Shulyak, Yanukovych's security guard Kostyantyn Kobzar and personal guard Serhiy Bernatskyy may also be questioned by video link.

A questioning may take place, but "without the involvement of any bodies of the Russian Federation, since request for international legal assistance in this criminal proceeding would be contrary to the aims of those agreements that were signed between Ukraine and the Russian Federation."

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

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