The General Prosecutor’s office asked Canada to help identify the authors of the book of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych “Ukraine is the land of opportunity”. This is evidenced by the court ruling of 6 April, published in the Unified registry of court decisions.
During the pre-trial investigation, the Prosecutor General’s office established that on July 18, 2011 in Donetsk, between the printing house “New world” in the person of General Director and then a former President Yanukovych had signed a contract whereby the head of state is obliged to create a literary work that “Ukraine is the land of opportunity” (Opportunity Ukraine), and pass the property rights to publishing this work.
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In turn, the publisher has committed itself to pay Yanukovych royalties in the amount of 32 million UAH and to publish a book with a circulation of 1 million copies. However, typography is due to the circulation of copies of the book were not published and therefore not implemented.
It is known that in the years 2011-2012 on the Bank accounts of Yanukovych printing has listed 26 million 560 thousand 192 hryvnias under the guise of remuneration.
“In criminal proceedings, among other things, the persons who are the real authors of the texts of the sections of this book, the circumstances and the period of their writing,” says the judgment.
It was revealed that most of the texts of the sections of the book was created (written) in the period March-may 2011. As of writing, these texts are parts of the book are the parts were sent to a certain email Inbox. In addition, do not established face on to the specified mailbox was headed explanations of plagiarism in the book.
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The Prosecutor General’s office believes that the actual data collectively indicate that the subscriber’s mailbox knows exactly who is the real author of the book of Yanukovych.
It is established that registration services and email access during the specified period was provided by canadian company SHAW Communications Inc.
Thus, the court allowed the Prosecutor General to address the canadian request for international legal assistance, and provide temporary access to information regarding the e-mail address owned by the company SHAW Communications Inc.
In particular, investigators are asked to provide information about IP-address, which was carried out check the mailbox.
Recall that on 14 March the Military Prosecutor’s office sent to court indictment against Yanukovych. According to the PGO, he is suspected of committing crimes under part 1 of article 111 (high treason), paragraph 5 of article 27, part 3 of article 110 (intentional complicity in acts committed with the aim of changing the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine) and part 5 article 27, part 2 of article 437 (aiding in waging aggressive war) of the criminal code of Ukraine.
As reported, on March 28, a case of treason Yanukovych instructed to consider the Obolonskiy district court of Kiev.
Obolonskiy court expect “the case of Yanukovych” will go to them on April 11.
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