Department of special investigations of General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine reported about the change and addition of suspicions to former high officials of Yanukovych regime on crimes committed against protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti on February 12-20. This was reported by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko in Facebook.
New charges were pressed against Viktor Yanukovych, former Internal Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko, former Deputy Internal Minister Viktor Ratushnyak, former SBU head Oleksand Yakymenko, deputy head of the SBU – ex-head of Anti-Terrorist Center of SBU Volodymyr Totsky, deputy head of police - head of the public security police Petro Fedchuk. They are accused of organizing and committing a number of serious and particularly serious crimes being a part of organized criminal group.
In particular, according Lutsenko, the above-mentioned persons are suspected of illegally hampering the organization and holding of rallies, marches and demonstrations, in organizing the abuse of power of law enforcement officials, the deliberate murder of two or more persons, the attempted murder of two or more persons , inflicting intentional grave bodily harm and organizing of a terrorist act.
As it was reported earlier Yanukovych defense will file appeal on Ukrainian court’s decision, according to his lawyer. The lawyers gathered four volumes of evidence proving that the trial in absentia is illegal, Vitaliy Serdyuk says.