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Charges against Yanukovych from perspective of Ukraine’s Criminal Code
14:51, 28 November 2016
Charges against Yanukovych from perspective of Ukraine’s Criminal Code

Ousted ex-president faces several charges, specifically waging aggressive war and state treason

14:51, 28 November 2016

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Paragraph 1, Article 111 – State treason

The state treason is an act deliberately committed by Ukrainian citizen to harm its sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability, as well as defense capability, state, economic or information security of Ukraine; switching sides in conditions of martial law or during the armed conflict; espionage; providing any foreign country or organization with assistance to conduct subversive activity  against Ukraine.

Punishment: 12-15 years of imprisonment, with or without confiscation of property.

Paragraph 3, Article 110 – Funding actions aiming at toppling of the government or seizure of power, changing Ukraine’s state borders

Subsequent actions that led to deaths of people or any other drastic consequences are punished by 10-15 years of imprisonment or life-long sentence, with or without confiscation of property.

Paragraph 5, Article 27 – Aiding and abetting

The accomplice is the person who was instrumental in committing a crime by the rest of accomplices – by either giving advice, instructions, providing means or removing obstacles for committing the actual crime. It is also a person who a priori promised to conceal a criminal or assets used during the actual crime.

Paragraph 2, Article 437 – Waging aggressive war

Punishment: 10-15 years of imprisonment

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