08:59 GMT09 August 2020
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    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych will testify on Monday in the case on the 2014 Maidan uprising after the initial hearings were put off by the court.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Last Friday, a Kiev court postponed until the next week the questioning of former special operations forces on the suspected killings of demonstrators after protesters reportedly blocked the convoy with officers from leaving the prison.

    The five special police officers are accused of killing at least 100 demonstrators and injuring some 600. Yanukovych is due to be questioned as a witness in this case. He is living in exile in Russia. A Rostov court will organize a video linkup with Kiev.

    "All these investigations showed that all this, including Maidan protest, arose from lies, falsifications and a well-prepared propaganda," Yanukovich told a press conference in Russia's Rostov-on-Don.

    Additionally, Ukraine's General Prosecutor's Office suspects the exiled president of being implicated in eight criminal cases.


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