Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Kremlin: former Ukrainian president Yanukovych is guarded in Russia by Putin's order

    The Russian Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov stated that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is being guarded by Russian government security. Peskov noted, “government security is provided based on the decision of the head of the state.”

    Peskov affirmatively answered the question about the existence of a presidential decree regarding Yanukovych’s protection saying: “Yes, yes, it (the decree) was given, when he (Yanukovych) left (to Russia) as the head of (the Ukrainian) government.” …

  • Interpol removes former Ukrainian President Yanukovych from the wanted list

    Interpol again removed the former President Viktor Yanukovych from the international wanted list, reports Ukrainski Novyny news agency with reference to the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office. 

    "We request an arrest warrant, but they refuse. They consider it to be political persecution," said the press secretary of the Prosecutor General, Larisa Sargan. 

    According to her, after the sentence, the Prosecutor General’s Office will again turn to Interpol to resume the international search for …

  • Yanukovych says he is ready to discuss Ukrainian prisoners exchange with Putin

    During a press conference in Russia, Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych announced that he is ready to initiate a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the exchange of prisoners according to the “all for all” procedure. 

    “If necessary, if there is such initiative on the Ukrainian side, I am ready to talk with Putin and submit such proposal,” said Yanukovych. 

    According to him, for this to happen he needs some initiative from the President Petro Poroshenko, and the order …

  • 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 court finds Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason

    The Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv has sentenced former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia to 13 years in prison. Radio Liberty’s Russian service reported on 24 January that Yanukovych, who fled from Ukraine to Russia in 2014, was found guilty of high treason and complicity in aggressive war.

    The court dismissed the charges that he had been complicit in a deliberate attempt to change the territorial and state borders of Ukraine.

    Viktor Yanukovych himself did not attend the …

  • Yanukovych wants to leave for treatment in Israel

    Aleksandr Goroshinsky, the lawyer of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that the former president might leave the country to receive treatment in Israel.

    Goroshinsky is in Moscow, where he arrived to discuss the court hearing with Yanukovych, however, he failed to meet with his client. Instead, the lawyer met with the surgeon who came to inspect the trauma sustained by the Ukrainian ex-president.

    According to Goroshinsky, Yanukovych’s defense lawyers contacted a clinic at the …

  • Yanukovych 'injured' the day before his final address in Ukrainian court

    Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was reportedly injured the day before his final address at the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv city, where he is being tried for high treason.

    He was hospitalized on Friday, November 16, although news of this only came out on Sunday, RIA Novosti reports.

    “He was, but he is not with us any more. He came on Friday, was given assistance, and was discharged on the same day,” the Sklifosovsky Emergency Care Institute in Moscow told the news outlet. …

  • Russia pays Ukraine court expenses for Yanukovych debt case

    Russia has reimbursed Ukraine for the court fees paid previously in the case concerning the repayment of a $3 billion bond – the so-called Yanukovych debt, Interfax-Ukraine reported, citing its own sources.

    The source did not specify the amount, but noted that it had been paid in full.

    On September 14, the London Court of Appeal ruled that the Yanukovych debt case was to be fully reviewed. In this way, Ukraine won its appeal on the previous instance’s ruling.

    In autumn 2013, after Viktor …

  • Yanukovych’s final statement could be delayed by several months

    On Tuesday, October 23, during a regular meeting on the case of high treason against former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, his lawyer made a request on his behalf that could lead to a delay of the trial for several months.

    The lawyers are currently debating the case. Oleksandr Horoshynsky, one of Yanukovych’s attorneys read a speech for an hour during which he gave the court a written statement that he received from the defendant in Moscow. In the statement, the ex-President asked the …

  • Skripal poisoning suspect was awarded Hero of Russia for evacuating Yanukovych

    GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga (Ruslan Boshirov), one of the prime suspects in the Skripal poisoning case, was head of the special operation to evacuate former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych from Ukraine, claims  Sergei Kanev, a journalist from the Investigation Control Center (ICC) who was recently forced to flee Russia. Kanev was part of the joint investigation into the Salisbury incident by The Insider and Bellingcat which uncovered the identities of the prime suspects.

    According to …