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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Kyiv court acquitted Yanukovych in accusation of the attack against the territorial integrity of Ukraine
17:49, 24 January 2019

Obolon District Court of Kyiv 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, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

The decision was announced by a panel of judges of Obolon District Court headed by Vladyslav Deviatko.

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“It is ordered to find Viktor F. Yanukovych guilty of the commitment of the crimes such as state treason, complicity, planning, preparation, unleashing and holding of aggressive war and sentence him to 13 years of detention due to the state treason and 12 years of detention due to other crimes. On the basis of the Article 70 of Ukraine's Criminal Code for multiple crimes and ingestion of the less severe punishment by more severe one, it is ordered to sentence him to 13 years of the detention,” the presiding judge said.

Besides, the court acquitted Yanukovych in accusation of the attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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The criminal proceeding against Yanukovych was considered on the special procedure (in absentia) as the accused person was in the territory of Russia.

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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As it was reported earlier, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office asks the court to sentence ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to 15 years of imprisonment in the case on state treason, as Prosecutor Maksym Krym said during the debates in the court on Thursday, August 16.

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