A sentence of the first instance of the court on the state treason case of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych is expected at the end of May. Yevhen Yenin, the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine claimed this as Hromadske reported.
'The criminal process within this proceeding takes its final stage and it is possible to expect the sentence of the court's first instance within a month. Certainly, the mentioned criminal process is extremely important. And it is not only the restoring of the justice but also the warning for the current and future heads of Ukraine regardless of their level that all people are equal in front of the law in Ukraine and the most senior officials of our state can be brought to the responsibility', he said.
According to Yenin, it is difficult to manage the arrival of Yanukovych to Ukraine during the presidency of Putin in Russia.
'For today, it depends on the number of the factors. First of all, the desire of Viktor Yanukovych as we do not see the political will of Russia to extradite him through the international and legal aid during the presidency of Vladimir Putin'.
Yanukovych is 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.