“Sokolov was questioned in the building of the SBU office in Dnipropetrovsk region on July 9 in the presence of his lawyer, Bondar. Today [on Wednesday] we called him in for questioning, but he has not appeared, claiming that he will decide whether to come or not,” he told Interfax-Ukraine.
Derevianko said that on Wednesday Sokolov was invited to come to the SBU central office or the SBU office in Dnipropetrovsk region, depending on where he is.
“If he does not appear, the Criminal Procedure Code envisages procedures related to the absence of witnesses and other participants in the process, including the forced appearance of witnesses. But it’s necessary to take into account the fact that he is a people’s deputy of Ukraine, so there is a special procedure, including a repeated invitation,” he said.