Ukraine's General Prosecutor says case against Yanukovych should be brought to an end

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko stated during a meeting with representatives of the U.S. Congress on the 4th of June, that he believes that GPU should bring old cases, especially the case of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, to an end, the press service of regulatory agency reports.

It was stated that Lutsenko fully supports the transfer of all investigative functions of the Prosecutor’s Office to the newly-established National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the State Bureau of Investigation.  

"At the same time, the GPU should bring old cases to an end. One of the main cases is the case of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych," the Prosecutor General emphasized.

According to him, the priority is bringing to justice not only Ukrainian officials, but also perpetrators of crimes of all levels.  At the same time Lutsenko emphasized the importance of using the same approach for the investigation of crimes committed by both former and current authorities.  

"Our task is not to punish as many former high-ranking officials as possible but on the contrary, to bring to justice a significant number of organized criminal groups committing embezzlement," the Prosecutor stated.

Moreover, Lutsenko discussed closer cooperation and assistance from the U.S. Justice Department to strengthen the work of the Inspectorate General of the GPU. According to him, he has already asked Bogdan Vitvitsky to head the selection panel for members of this authority.  

  Ukraine, Yanukovych, Lutsenko