Yanukovych’s state treason: witnesses testify in court

16:43, 27 December 2017

The Ukrainian court continues looking into the case of the state treason committed by ex-president Viktor Yanukovych. On Wednesday, witnesses spoke in the courtroom. The hearing lasted until about 2 p.m., when the judges announced a break.

As is known, Viktor Yanukovych is charged with state treason; the prosecution points out that in late February 2014, the-then Ukrainian leader who asked his Russian counterpart Putin to bring his troops to Ukraine – amidst the tough political and security crisis in the country.

Former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk and ex-Interior Minister Arsen Avakov already spoke in the court, revealing information about Yanukovych’s escape to Russia and his actions that led to the armed Russian aggression in Ukraine.