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Goodwood Yanukovych said that without a personal meeting with the client to represent the client’s interests cannot

Lawyer Yanukovych announced that he was in Rostov from 8 to 12 October, the court promised to compensate the expenses of the trip

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Lawyer Maxim Gerasim provided by the state the fugitive ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, said “Ukrainian truth” that two and did not find his client in Rostov-on-don during a recent trip to Russia.

“With Yanukovych Victor Fedorovich never meet, it wasn’t there. However, I found his address and house, he lives there, was able to speak with the guards, left the statement that he contacted me, powers, and card”, – told Gerasim.

According to counsel, he was in Rostov from 8 to 12 October, and twice in vain. “My client does not report the security when departing and arriving. However, security made it clear that my documents will be transferred to Yanukovych immediately upon arrival. As the court in a hurry, continuing to assign in a short time, I forced to return to Kyiv”, – added the lawyer.

According to Gerasko, the guards confirmed that Yanukovych lives in Rostov-on-don, street Eremenko, 81. “Unfortunately, I didn’t leave a phone number so I could gain a client. And so, waiting for a response from the client,” the lawyer added.

He also said that without a meeting and approval of the position in the future, the interests of the client is impossible, as it will violated the right to protection. “The statements of the Prosecutor about the alleged delays refuted by the law of Ukraine “On free legal aid and untrue,” said Gerasim.

The question is, at whose expense he travelled to Rostov, Gerasko said, “the Court publicly before my trip promised to compensate the cost so I invested my own funds, but we hope that, as public obligations must be met, hope I will get compensation”.

Press Secretary of the son ex-the President Alexander Yanukovych Yuri Cuirassier said that in comments to the press, Viktor Yanukovych spoke of the reluctance to meet with any case of treason, “while the prosecution and court will be continued violations of his rights in the judicial process.”

October 11, Obolonskiy district court of Kiev postponed to 19 October, the trial of Yanukovych because of the absence of Gerasko. The lawyer advised the court that he still is in business trip in Russia and return to Ukraine on October 13. The prosecution called such actions of the defender Yanukovych’s delay in the trial.

The case of treason Yanukovych in fact began on 26 June. The decision on conducting the procedure of conviction of fugitive ex-President.

August 17 from the protection of the ex-President refused the state attorney Vitaly Machacek. He called the criminal proceedings are “particularly complex”. He was replaced by Gerasko.

Reporters Gerasim said that he may need three months to review the case, which he was instructed to lead.

In Ukraine against Yanukovych openly some criminal proceedings. He is accused of mass killings of citizens, misappropriation of state property, the seizure of power by unconstitutional means, the actions aimed at overthrowing the constitutional order.

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