The Ukrainian government has asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to declare the case of former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko against Ukraine unacceptable for consideration.

The Ukrainian government's commissioner for the European Court of Human Rights, Valeriya Lutkovska, announced this at the court hearing of Lutsenko's complaint, UKRINFORM reported citing Radio Liberty.

"The government asks the court to establish that there were no violations in this case," she said.

Lutkovska said that while choosing the measure of restraint for Lutsenko, Ukrainian courts proceeded from the evidence of the crime committed by him and possible pressure by the former minister on witnesses. She noted that the court decided that "other procedural measures could not provide the proper procedural conduct of the applicant."

The government's representative in the Strasbourg court also said that according to the Ukrainian government, Lutsenko did not use all possible means of appeal against his pre-trial detention. "That's why, this case should be declared unacceptable for consideration," Lutkovska said.

As UKRINFORM reported, on Tuesday, April 17, the European Court of Human Rights considered a complaint lodged by Lutsenko against his arrest and detention. The judges listened to Ukrainian government representatives and lawyers and then took a break to issue a ruling on the “Lutsenko v. Ukraine" case.

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