The presiding judge, Serhiy Vovk, announced the decision after the interrogation of witnesses on Friday.
During the questioning, one witness, a former employee of the department of criminal investigation at the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, Yevhen Troyan, said that on Jan. 12 he was summoned to the Prosecutor General’s Office to provide the evidence at a court session, which he provided during a pre-trial investigation.
"Yesterday I was summoned to the Prosecutor General’s Office to the head of the [investigation] department, [Oleksandr] Ischuk, and he invited me to today’s hearing. He told me to say what I said during the pre-trial investigation. I was not given a subpoena. He asked me whether I will come, and I said that, of course, I would come. We met at 18 Borysohlibska Street [where the building of the main investigation department of the Prosecutor General’s Office is located]," Troyan said.