Yanukovych filed a lawsuit to the Kyiv District Administrative Court against the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

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Former President Viktor Yanukovych has filed a lawsuit against the Verkhovna Rada to the Kyiv District Administrative Court.

This was announced on Facebook by representative of the Verkhovna Rada in the Constitutional Court Olha Sovhyria, UA reports.

‘The lawsuit by former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych against the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (case 640/34786/21) has been registered in the Kyiv District Administrative Court’ – Sovhyria wrote.

She stressed that according to Art. 22 of the Code of Administrative Procedure, cases of appeal against acts, actions or omissions of the Verkhovna Rada are subject to the Supreme Court as a court of first instance, and not to the District Administrative Court of Kyiv.

‘This lawsuit states the claims ‘on the recognition of the lack of competence to establish the fact of self-removal’, which may indicate an artificial change in the jurisdiction of this lawsuit by manipulating the wording of claims’ –​ said Sovhyria.

To remind, Yanukovych and nine suspects in the Maidan case face life sentences in Ukraine. In 2014, during the active phase of the anti-terrorist operation in central Kyiv, the fugitive president made 11 phone calls to Putin. Yanukovych is also a figure in several other criminal proceedings.

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