Viktor Yanukovych

Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych to miss treason hearing

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych won't be able to appear before a Kiev court on Monday because of injuries sustained on a Moscow tennis court, his lawyer said.

Yanukovych "cannot appear in court seeing as he has been hospitalized" and is unable to move due to spinal and knee injuries, lawyer Aleksandr Goroshinsky told Russian news agencies Sunday.

Yanukovych fled Ukraine in 2014 as tensions in the capital flared up following a brutal and deadly police crackdown on protesters calling for the president to follow through with an association agreement signed with the European Union.

Shortly after disappearing from Kiev, he surfaced safely in...

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