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According to the court, a criminal case may be opened only when there is enough evidence that a person committed a crime.

"At the same time, the court found that the statements of [then chairman of the Verkhovna Rada] Oleksandr Moroz and [former major of presidential guard] Mykola Melnychenko and other people haven’t been properly registered," the court’s ruling reads.

"In fact, the only foundation for instituting criminal proceedings is the audio recording made by Mykola Melnychenko… at the same time, an accusation can not be based on evidence obtained by illegal means and by a person unauthorized to carry out investigative activities. Thus, the court concluded that the records were made illegally and received by dubious means," Pechersky Court Judge Halyna Suprun said reading the court’s ruling.

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