Ukrainian prosecutors did not let Poroshenko confront Yanukovych

01:37, 23.08.2016

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has refused to arrange a confrontation between President Petro Poroshenko and his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych.

According to an unnamed representative of the office, a simultaneous interrogation requires preliminary evidence that Yanukovych has not given.

Earlier, it was reported that the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, who had been overthrown in the coup in Ukraine in 2014, demanded a confrontation with the current Head of State Petro Poroshenko, the former Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, the speaker of the Parliament Andrey Paruby, the Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko and the National Security and Defense Council Secretary Alexander Turchynov.

The Prosecutor General Lutsenko has already agreed to give evidence together with Yanukovych, provided that the interrogation takes place in Kiev. The Ukrainian authorities suspect Yanukovych of abuse of power, as well as the embezzlement of the state property.