Yanukovych, ex-justice minister charged with illegally seizing power in Ukraine in 2010

Source : 112 Ukraine

The two officials illegally restored the 1996 Constitution, - Prosecutor General
10:49, 6 September 2017

Yanukovych, Lavrynovych

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office charged leading ex-officials Viktor Yanukovych and Oleksandr Lavrynovych with constitutional takeover, which took place in 2010; in order to perform it, they restored the 1996 Constitution of Ukraine. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko posted that on Facebook.  

‘The PGO’s Department of Special Investigations looks into the case of 2010 constitutional takeover, which led to seizing power by the illegal broadening of presidential authority and cutting that of the Parliament and the government,’ he wrote.

According to Lutsenko, based on the collected evidence, his office notified the officials about suspicion in the respective crimes (Part 1, Article 109).

In July 2015, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office notified ex-justice minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych of suspicion. The court did not arrest him because of the timely paid bail. In August 2016, the case against Lavrynovych was closed.       

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