Ukraine: Security measures strong outside Yanukovych trial

Strong security measures were deployed in front of the Obolon District Court in Kiev on Wednesday, ahead of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's treason trial, which will be held later in the day. Earlier, the court granted the request of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of testifying against Yanukovych via a video link at 2pm local time. Poroshenko was initially to appear in the... Еще courtroom for questioning. On November 28, 2016, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko charged Yanukovych in absentia, accusing the former president of «committing high treason, deliberate actions to change the borders of [Ukraine] in violation of the order established by the Constitution, [and] conducting an aggressive war.» Yanukovych was ousted from power in the Ukrainian revolution of 2014 and fled to Russia.

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