The Supreme Anti-Corruption Court can impose sentences in a number of criminal cases on Constitution Day if the quarantine is lifted on May 11.
This opinion was expressed at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada committee on anti-corruption policy on Thursday, April 23, said the head of the office of the specialized anti-corruption prosecutor, Nazar Kholodnitsky, a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“There are cases on which we can expect convictions, as we are approaching a debate there, but it is too early to await convictions on so-called high-profile cases. If the quarantine is lifted on 11 May, and the more or less normal functioning of the authorities and life in the state begins “, so we await the first convictions somewhere around Constitution Day,” he said.
According to Kholodnitsky, only one fifth of the court hearings are still held at VAKS due to quarantine. Basically, the examining magistrates consider that the petitions of the prosecutors must take a preventive measure and authorize one or the other action of investigation.
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“Of the 87 cases last week, we only had 15 or 16 meetings. Hearings only take place in cases where the defense claims they will appear,” said Kholodnitsky.
As reported by Ukrinform, the Cabinet of Ministers has extended the quarantine until May 11.
On the morning of April 23 in Ukraine, 7,170 cases of COVID-19 disease were confirmed in the laboratory, of which 187 were fatal, 504 patients recovered.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru