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Seizure of Yanukovych’s property – impossible, - Prosecutor General’s Office

Yanukovych is sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment in Ukraine
22:03, 18 February 2019

Yanukovych, press conference, February 2019
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It is impossible to seize the property of the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine stated as Ukrainian News reports.

“Seizure of the property of the accused one as the type of the additional punishment cannot be applied”, - the report said.

Related: Yanukovych’s paid lawyers to appeal against sentence of Obolon District Court

It is emphasized that the sanction of Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (state treason) was amended with the additional type of punishment - seizure of the property on October 7, 2014, whereas Yanukovych had committed his crimes before the changes, which do not have the retroactive effect, were added to the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

On January 25, Obolon District Court of Kyiv sentenced the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 13 years of imprisonment in absence of the defendant.

Pursuant to the sentence, Yanukovych was found guilty under Section 1 of Article 111 (“State treason”), Section 5 of Article 27, Section 2 of Article 437 (“Facilitation of aggressive war”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, but acquitted under Section 5 of Article 27, Section 3 of Article 110 (Encroach on the territorial integrity and the inviolability of Ukraine that led to serious consequences”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Related: State lawyer appeals sentence of Yanukovych on state treason case

As we reported earlier, Yury Ryabovol, the state lawyer of Viktor Yanukovych has filed the appeal against the sentence of Obolon District Court on the state treason case of the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

The court found Yanukovych guilty of addressing the Russian President Putin and asking him to deploy troops in Ukraine.

Besides, the court sentenced ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 13 years of the detention for the state treason and complicity in the holding of the aggressive war against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

Yanukovych was charged with state treason, assistance in deliberate actions against Ukraine’s state border, sovereignty and territorial integrity and assistance in leading the aggressive war against Ukraine.  

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