"The media have reported about the suspension of these cases. I would like to elaborate on the situation," he said.
"What is the suspension of a case? There is an article 280 of the Criminal Procedure Code, stipulating the grounds and procedure for the suspension of a pre-trial investigation. So, when a person is hiding from law enforcement, it is reasonable and a common practice to suspend proceedings in order to prevent the expiry of investigation period," Kutsenko said.
According to him, "if a person is absent and we can't get in touch with them, the investigation period expires, and the lawyers will legitimately demand to close the case."