State prosecutor wants Tymoshenko to take part in UESU case trial via video link

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July 31, 2012, 10:58 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

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KHARKIV - The state prosecutor has lodged a petition requesting former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's participation in court proceedings as part of the Unified Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU) financial fraud case via a video conference.

"We ask the court to suggest that defendant Tymoshenko express her opinion regarding her participation in the trial via a video conference in written form," the state prosecutor said at a session of Kharkiv's Kyivsky District Court on Tuesday, July 31.

A defendant's participation in court proceedings via a video link is allowed by Ukrainian legislation and does not run counter to international law, he said.

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