The Ukrainian Justice Ministry has not received a response from the Russian Justice Minister to its repeated request to question former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
, Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said.
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"As of now, we have not received a reply from our neighbour's Justice Ministry," Petrenko said in Kyiv on Monday, answering a question as to whether the Russian Justice Ministry had responded to the Ukrainian ministry's request to question Yanukovych.
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Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister Serhiy Petukhov said on August 17 that the Ukrainian Justice Ministry had sent a second request to question Yanukovych to the Russian Justice Ministry. Petukhov said on Facebook that the Russian Justice Ministry sent a letter to their Ukrainian colleagues claiming that four pages were missing from the original request to question Yanukovych.
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"We are not proud, we copied 30 pages, firmly pinned them using a stapler, and are sending them. We will send another copy by fax," the deputy minister said.