Yanukovych files lawsuit against Ukraine's Prosecutor General Lutsenko

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych filed a claim with the Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv against the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko "to protect honor, dignity and business reputation and to counter false information", as stated on the court’s website.

According to the resolution, the court has accepted Yanukovych's claim, which was filed on June 23, for consideration. However, the resolution does not specify what "false information" Yanukovych asks to refute. Hearings will begin on September 13 at 10:00 AM.

The court also ordered the General Prosecutor’s office and Lutsenko to respond to the claim within 15 days of receipt of the notice.

On July 30, the District Court of Kyiv will begin judicial debates of court parties on Yanukovych’s state treason case.

On November 28, 2016, in the Sviatoshyn District Court of Kyiv, Lutsenko formally presented indictment against the former President of Ukraine of high treason, aiding the representatives of the Russian authorities in abetment actions committed to change Ukrainian borders, and conducting an aggressive war.

Those are crimes under Part 1 of Article 111, Part 5 of Article 27, Part 3 of Article 110, Part 5 of Article 27, and Part 2 of Article 437 of the Criminal Code. Yanukovych is being tried in absentia as he is currently living in Russia.

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