Lawyer of Ukraine's ex-prime minister and leader of the Batkivschyna party Yulia Tymoshenko, Serhiy Vlasenko, has asked the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv to give them one month to complete studying the materials of the case on the abuse of power during the signing of gas contracts with Russia in 2009.
"I am asking the court to allow reasonable time to study the materials of the criminal case," Vlasenko said in courtroom on Friday.
He asked the court to give them time to study the case until July 24.
In turn, Tymoshenko asked the judge, whether he had ever tried to read four thousand pages of the case in one day, as she had to do.
The judge said that after a deadline for studying the case - June 16 expired, the defendant and her counsel are deemed to be familiar with the case materials.
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