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Verdict in Yanukovych case could make core of evidence of Russia's crimes in international courts

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko said this, commenting on options of further use of this case against Russia that committed a number of crimes against Ukraine
20:41, 24 January 2019

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The court decision in the case of Viktor Yanukovych could make the groundwork for further evidence against the Russian government for its crimes against Ukraine when such cases are considered in the international courts. Ruslan Kravchenko, the Ukrainian prosecutor said this while talking to UNN news agency.   

Kravchenko referred to Russia's crimes in the aggressive war against Ukraine.

He added that the prosecution considers an option to appeal against the verdict pronounced by the court; the prosecutors disagree on the court's particular position, as it considered that Yanukovych is not guilty in violating Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, under the respective article of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.  

On January 24, Obolon district court of Kyiv sentenced Yanukovych to 13 years behind the bars (in absentia) - for the state treason and aiding Russia in waging the aggressive war against Ukraine. Another charge, the one with the attempt on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, was taken off him.

Related: Court found Yanukovych not guilty of attack on Ukraine's territorial integrity

Related: Ukraine's court found Yanukovych guilty of state treason, sentenced him to 13 years in prison

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