Contents tagged with Lutsenko

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General: around 160 people were involved in Maidan shootings

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, announced that more than 160 people have been indicted in the case of the Maidan [ Ukraine’s revolution of Dignity] executions in February 2014, 150 of them are already in the dock. 

    According to him, the pre-trial investigation of this case has been completed. "In addition to the 150 law enforcers, now tried for violence in the Maidan, another half dozen will be added and tried in absentia, headed by Yanukovych and the leaders of the security …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General: Yanukovych’s trial is also Putin’s trial

    Yanukovych’s trial is also Putin’s trial, because the court ruling clearly states that Russia’s  used Yanukovych‘s letter to Putin for occupation of Crimea and part of the Donbas, says Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

    The prosecutor was commenting on the verdict recently given by the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv on Yanukovych’s case for high treason and complicity in aggressive warfare, in which the former Ukrainian president was sentenced in absentia to 13 years in prison. …

  • Kyiv suspects former Ukrainian Defense Minister of high treason

    The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine suspects ex-Minister of Defense Dmytro Salamatin of high treason “in the interests of Russia,” undermining defense capabilities and the state and economic security of the country, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated on Facebook. 

    The Prosecutor General's Office claims that Salamatin participated in “the criminal organization” headed by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and took part in large-scale illegal seizure of property. …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General proposes to seize Russian assets

    Interfax Ukraine reports that the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko intends to send letters to the President of Ukraine and National Security and Defense Council with a proposal to introduce sanctions against certain legal entities and individuals of the Russian Federation for armed aggression against the Ukrainian Navy and Armed Forces.

    “Today I will send (I am a member of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC)) a letter to the president and secretary of the NSDC with a …

  • Ukraine’s Prosecutor General announces his resignation

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, has submitted his resignation to the President Petro Poroshenko, the spokesperson of the Prosecutor General Larysa Sarhan, told Ukrainski Novyny (Ukrainian News) news agency.

    “Yes, he submitted the resignation,” she said, noting that the document was sent on Wednesday, November 7.

    On the eve of November 6, Lutsenko announced that he is retiring. He explained that he made this decision due to a “propaganda campaign” that began after the death …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General Lutsenko promises to resign after the elections

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko stated in an interview with TSN news program that after the presidential elections he will resign and return to “political activity”. Lutsenko said that he plans to get involved in politics sometime in May.

    “You will see that I will have something to report on,” he said. According to him, during the presidential elections he will stay at his post and he will become a “serious guarantee” for the elections to happen on time and conform to the law. …

  • Ukraine’s Minister of Finance demands resignation of Prosecutor General

    During a press conference in Kyiv, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danylyuk, demanded the resignation of the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko, reports TCN.

    “He discredits the Ukrainian people and international partners of the president and parliament, who entrusted him with such an important position, and the government as a whole, and therefore must resign,” Danylyuk said.

    The Minister of Finance also noted that the Prosecutor General has not been able to bring important …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine: all agents of Ukrainian Anti-Corruption bureau operate outside of law

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, believes that all agents of the National Anticorruption Bureau (NABU) are conducting illegal acts, according to his statements on the TSN Tyzhden weekly news show.

    “They are using illegal methods of provocation. None of them was sworn in to have access to state secrets, but they receive transcripts of wiretaps of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), which is a crime. Moreover, they use surveillance equipment imported and not registered in …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine confirmed that Ukraine has received funds confiscated from Yanukovych

    Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko has stated that the money confiscated from an organized criminal group operating under former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has been credited into the accounts of the State Treasury. Lutsenko made the announcement on Facebook.

    “Not all of the USD 1.5 billion seized from the Yanukovych-led criminal group disappeared. It was placed into the Treasury accounts a long time ago and was subsequently invested into the National Army and infrastructure projects, …

  • Saakashvili: Prosecutor General of Ukraine Lutsenko is preparing my arrest and extradition to Georgia

    The leader of the party, Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, stated that the General Prosecutor's Office was preparing documents for his arrest and extradition to Georgia, as indicated on his Facebook page.

    "Prosecutor General Lutsenko has started the process of preparing documents with the aim of my arrest and extradition to Georgia for the actions during my presidency," Saakashvili wrote.

    On October 24th, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the State Migration Service …