A case against Yanukovych was transferred to court

The Military Prosecutor’s Office has announced that an indictment in the treason case against the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, was transferred to the Court.

“Today, we have finished the pretrial investigation against Yanukovych and drew up the indictment against the former President of Ukraine. I will now be sending this indictment to the Court. We have gathered a sufficient amount of reasonable and unbiased evidence, and I believe that it gives us an opportunity to prove Yanukovych’s guilt in Court,” the Prosecutor of the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, Ruslan Kravchenko, stated on Channel 112-Ukraine.

On the 14th of March, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office summoned Viktor Yanukovych’s advocates in order to hand them the indictment. However, the lawyer for the former President of Ukraine, Vitaliy Serdyuk, stated that this had not been done.

“This attempt has failed. There are no grounds to proceed with such an investigation or indictment,” Serdyuk said. The General Prosecutor of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko confirmed at a briefing that the indictment was transferred to the Court.

“I believe that the crime of which we accuse Viktor Yanukovych is a result of his own failings – despair, anger and fear. Yanukovych was afraid of the Ukrainian people throughout his entire life, even on the day when he took an oath on the Ukrainian Constitution and the Bible. The former President was afraid of the Ukrainian people when he fled from Kyiv to Kharkiv after the shooting of the Nebesna Sotnya (Heavenly Hundred), when he fled from Kharkiv to Donetsk and then from Donetsk to the Crimea and finally when he fled from the Crimea to the Russian Federation escorted by Russian Special Forces. This overwhelming fear was the main motive behind what Viktor Yanukovych later committed. Trying to find protection from Russian leadership, the former President signed two letters by which he invited Russian troops to take Ukrainian territories, creating the occupation of his own State,” Yuriy Lutsenko stated.

While staying in the Russian Federation, on the 1st of March 2014, Viktor Yanukovych committed treason. The former President of Ukraine addressed the Russian President, Vladimir Putin with a written request to bring troops to the territory of Ukraine. Subsequently, this resulted in the annexation of the Crimea and a loss of state property in the amount of more than UAH 1.080 trillion.

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