Ukraine's Prosecutor General says Yanukovych questioning is PR-move to claim "illegitimate Kyiv junta"
A hearing in the case of the Maidan events is set to take place later today with ex-President Yanukovych to testify via video conference, Reuters.
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has said today's upcoming questioning of Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych via a video conference is another PR-action on "illegitimate Kyiv junta".
Lutsenko wrote on Facebook: "We should not expect anything really important from Yanukovych's questioning in a court hearing. Firstly, this interrogation was initiated by lawyers of former Berkut riot police officers, suspected of the Maidan shootings. Secondly, the Russian court put the condition to conduct questioning via Skype at the end of November. Thirdly, all the Kremlin media machine has been brought to Rostov."
"Therefore, I personally consider this event as another PR-move to claim "illegitimate Kyiv junta" on the anniversary of Euromaidan," he said.
Lutsenko also said: "All this means that the Kremlin patrons of a bloody dictator understood: the PGO is coming to a finish line to begin trials against Yanukovych's organized criminal group. And this is his last chance to speak as a witness."