"Charging documents cannot yet be filed to court. Hence, the investigation, investigative actions and collection of evidence in these criminal proceedings continue," he said.
He explained that the suspects are hiding from justice in the territory of Russia and therefore court hearings have to take place in absentia.
Under the current legislation, the obligatory condition for the court proceeding in absentia is to put the suspects on an international wanted list. However, Interpol have not yet put the convicted of treason ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and his accomplices on the list, justifying it with the possibility of politically motivated criminal prosecution of Yanukovych.
Horbatiuk argued that in order to unblock the process, the Verkhovna Rada has to amend the legislation on legal proceedings in absentia.