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Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine expects to see the "legitimate" former president of Ukraine. Viktor Yanukovych is to show up for questioning at the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine at 11.00 a.m., Moscow time, on August 1, 2015.

However, Yanukovych’s lawyers provided the Prosecutor General’s Office with advance notification of their client’s failure to show up for questioning, citing "valid excuses". The former President’s representatives also mentioned the possibility of him testifying via video link.

It will take some time for Prosecutor General’s Office to deal with all five counts Yanukovych is charged with, such as crimes against Maidan protesters, establishing a criminal organization, and misappropriating Mezhyhirya, Suholuchye and Ukrtelecom.

A total of $280 million in foreign currency assets deposited in banks accounts across the EU and belonging to the President’s "family" have been frozen by the Prosecutor General’s Office. Simultaneously, the Prosecutor General’s Office is continuing to rely on international organizations to track down and freeze assets of former Ukrainian officials hiding from Ukrainian justice in Russia.

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