Ukraine's Prosecutor General waits for Yanukovych with convoy and handcuffs

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, the fugitive president was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment
16:31, 24 April 2019

Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine's Prosecutor General

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko reacted to Yanukovych’s intentions to come to Ukraine under new president Volodymyr Zelensky. On his Facebook page, Lutsenko reminded Yanukovych about the sentence and criminal cases.

“I am glad Yanukovych wants to return. The sentence for state treason along with an indictment for the organization of shootings during Maidan are waiting for him here,” he noted.

“Verkhovna Rada voted “against” prolongation of the trial in absentia twice. Therefore, we are waiting for Yanukovych with convoy and handcuffs,” Prosecutor General concluded.

Related: Yanukovych state treason: case passed to Kyiv Appeal Court

Earlier, Yanukovych’ lawyer Vitaliy Serdyuk said the fugitive President wants to come back to Ukraine under the presidency of Zelensky.

Viktor Yanukovych congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on his victory. ZeTeam informed that they can do without such greetings.

As we reported earlier, Yuriy 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.

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On February 26, Ukraine's court reported that five appeals were filed against the verdict for ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

On March 5, Kyiv Court of Appeal returned the case of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to Kyiv Obolon Court to correct the mistakes and explanation of the verdict.

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

Besides, the court sentenced 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.

Related: Court refuses to correct verdict on Yanukovych’s state treason

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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