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Judge of Pechersky District Court Viktoriya Harkava announced this decision on Monday thus dismissing a complaint by Melnychenko’s defense lawyer Mykola Nedilko.

The lawyer told reporters that they planned to appeal against this decision.

Nedilko expressed bewilderment at the fact that the court recognized as illegal the institution of a criminal case against Ukraine’s former president Leonid Kuchma under the same article of the Criminal Code, on which the charges against Melnychenko are based.

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