The court recognized Yanukovych guilty on three counts

Суд признал Януковича виновным по трем статьям

In the Obolon court of Kyiv announced the verdict against former President of Ukraine, who is accused of treason.

Obolonskiy district court of Kiev recognized ex-President Viktor Yanukovych guilty under three articles of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

Sudah Vladislav Devyatko during sentencing on Thursday, January 24, reported that Anyway convicted that he spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin to send troops to Ukraine.

In particular, the court found that Yanukovych on 1 March 2014 on the territory of the Russian Federation intentionally and to facilitate the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine and was sent an appeal to Putin with a request to enter the Armed forces of the Russian Federation.

“Despite the denial of guilt by the accused, the court, after hearing the testimony of witnesses, examined expert reports, documents and physical evidence, assessing the arguments of the prosecution and the defence, finds that the guilt of the accused in committing crimes under part 1 article 111, part 5 article 27, part 2 of article 437 of the Criminal code of Ukraine is proven relevant and admissible evidence,” the judge said.

“Yanukovych also March 1, 2014 assisted in waging aggressive war against Ukraine”, – said Devyatko.

In addition, the judgement stated that Yanukovych was declared wanted. The court at the first meeting gave him the opportunity to protect themselves by video, however, Yanukovych took advantage of this opportunity.

The prosecution asked for Yanukovych’s sentence of 15 years imprisonment.


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