Contents tagged with Lutsenko

  • Former deputy head of Yanukovych administration returns to Ukraine

    Andriy Portnov, the former deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration under Viktor Yanukovych, claims to have returned to Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports.

    “Friends, for more than five years I have not been in my country. And today I want to give a strong signal to the thousands of people who have left Ukraine – it is time to return, to build and to restore. Hello, my dear Homeland!” Portnov wrote on Telegram, illustrating his message with a photo on the road with a minibus marked “ …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General willing to hand over Burisma case materials to US authorities

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko would like to meet with the US law enforcement authorities to hand over the case materials concerning the Burisma Group so that they can examine the legality the American citizens’ actions. According to Lutsenko, there has been no breach of Ukrainian legislation by US citizens, reports Dzerkalo Tyzhnia news outlet.

    “I am willing and would like to meet with the leaders of the US law enforcement authorities to give them all the necessary materials so …

  • Congress urges Trump to reinstate Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch

    The decision to prematurely recall US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has been criticized by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which is led by members of the Democratic Party, Voice of America reports.

    “The Administration is harming American interests and undermining American diplomacy. We call on the Administration to reverse this decision immediately,” said Democrat Congressman Eliot Engel and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in a statement.

    “Ambassador Yovanovitch is a …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine one step away from reclaiming 'Yanukovych’s gold'

    The investigators from the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine are one step away from returning “Yanukovych’s gold”, said Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin. He noted that, in addition to the former president’s funds, the department has also made progress in its search for former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko’s money. Yenin believes that there will need to be political will for the funds to be ultimately reclaimed.

    Yenin reported on the investigation’s progress during a press …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General admits that US ambassador did not give him 'do not prosecute' list

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has admitted that US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch did not give him a list of persons who should not be prosecuted.

    Lutsenko explained the circumstances of his meeting with the ambassador in an interview with TheBabel.

    “The meeting was at the Prosecutor General’s Office, at this table in January 2017. It was not one-on-one. She was not alone, and I was not alone. Ms. Yovanovitch was interested in the Vitaly Kasko case. The thing is, Mr. …

  • Ukraine sentences Putin’s representative to 13 years in prison in absentia

    Kyiv Svyatoshinsky district administration sentenced the authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation, Oleg Belaventsev, to 13 years in prison in the so-called "Crimean Federal District" trial in absentia, reported Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on Facebook.

    The court found Belaventsev guilty of committing an encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, incitement to high treason and waging an aggressive war against Ukraine.

    The …

  • 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 …