Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko created a video message regarding the start of the trial against Viktor Yanukovych. The appeal was published on the page of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in Facebook.
"This will not be a vengeance process, because we need justice, and let the law triumph," Lutsenko said.
At the same time, the prosecutor general stressed that this court session would radically differ from the "political trials of Yanukovych", through which he had previously passed, and that during the trial all the rights of the defendant will be respected.
Earlier it was reported that Poroshenko asked the Parliament to use Yanukovych’s money for needs of defense industry. Ukraine’s State Financial Monitoring Service blocked 1.5 billion of dollars on accounts belonging to Yanukovych and his sidekicks.
After this, money confiscated from Yanukovych has been returned to Ukraine’s treasury.
Three judges will be considering the case of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted ex-president of Ukraine. Their names are Ivan Devyatko, Dmytro Kambulov and Maksym Titov. They are the same judges who recently examined the case of former fighters of Tornado battalion, who were involved in war crimes during the Donbas conflict.
The first hearing in Yanukovych’s case is slated for May 4. The former head of the state is charged with high treason; prosecution found evidence, which confirmed that Yanukovych asked his Russian counterpart Putin to send his regular troops to Ukraine.