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.