Trial over ex-president to kick off on May 4

19:15, 11 April 2017

Three judges will be considering the case of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted ex-president of Ukraine. Their names are Ivan Devyatko, Dmytro Kambulov and Maksym Titov.

They are the same judges who recently examined the case of former fighters of Tornado battalion, who were involved in war crimes during the Donbas conflict. The first hearing in Yanukovych’s case is slated for May 4.

The former head of the state is charged with high treason; prosecution found evidence, which confirmed that Yanukovych asked his Russian counterpart Putin to send his regular troops to Ukraine.