According to the former Minister of justice of President Viktor Yanukovych, when he first came in for questioning and testified already in the status of suspect, he “did not meet expectations of the judges.”
Former Minister of justice Oleksandr Lavrynovych stated that after he testified, he was asked to give another statement, which could be used as charges to other persons, including fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.
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“When I was given the suspicion with absurd accusations where the only measure is the arrest, I understand why it’s done. And three days later, when it was announced that suspicion, once said, what the measure could be”, — Lavrinovich noted, the TV channel ZIK.
The ex-Minister of justice believes that when he first came in for questioning and testified already in the status of suspect, he has not met the expectations of the judges.
“Because I was asked to give other statements which have no real relationship to life and to be used as charges to other parties, including Yanukovych,” — said Lavrynovych, adding that he refused such offers.
“Also, I explicitly said that I’m a villain, never was and never will be. And hope that the blackmail freedom for me will result, to be free I’m going to do despicable things, then it can only mean people”, — stated the former Minister.
As reported, on September 15, the Pechersk district court of Kiev chose a measure of restraint Oleksandr Lavrynovych in the form of detention for a period of 60 days. However, on 27 September the Kyiv court of Appeals upheld the complaint of the lawyer eks-the Minister of justice and quashed the decision of regional court about election to it measures of restraint in form of arrest for two months.
In early September of Oleksandr Lavrynovych, the Prosecutor’s office officially informed that he is a suspect in a criminal case “on the constitutional coup of 2010”, when the constitutional court of Ukraine returned to the presidential-parliamentary form of government, by extending the powers of the President.