The court in Kyiv once again chose a preventive measure in the form of detention for ex-president Viktor Yanukovych in the "Maidan cases", the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) reports.
"At the request of the SBI investigator, agreed with the Prosecutor General's Office, the court chose in absentia a preventive measure in the form of detention in relation to the former president of Ukraine," the bureau said in a message on the Telegram channel on Tuesday.
According to the report, as early as November 2021, the SBI completed its investigation into the crimes of Yanukovych and other nine officials during the 2014 protests.
"It was established that due to the actions of this organized criminal group, 76 citizens died and more than 800 received physical injuries of varying degrees of severity in the specified period alone," the SBI noted.
Currently, preventive measures in the form of detention have been chosen in absentia for all 10 suspects. The judge also set a deadline for the defense to review the materials of the pre-trial investigation, after which the indictment will be sent to the court.
The former president of Ukraine was previously detained by the courts in the cases of usurpation of power, the "Kharkiv Agreements", and desertion.