Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Russian court issues an arrest warrant for the Ukrainian prosecutor on Yanukovych’s case

    The prosecutor of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, Ruslan Kravchenko, who is conducting the high treason case against former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych , was arrested in absentia in the Russian Federation for allegedly "unlawfully bringing to justice" an admiral from the Russian Federation, Russian media reported.

    Reports say that according to Russia, "Russian citizen Admiral Alexander Vitko was deliberately, unlawfully brought to justice for political reasons in …

  • Yanukovych to file a lawsuit against Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights

    Viktor Yanukovych, the former President of Ukraine, will file a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights within a month, according to his lawyer, Vitaly Serdyuk, who said that his client intends to complain about Ukraine’s violation of his right to access justice and protection.

    Yanukovych’s defense team will not wait for the verdict of the Ukrainian court in the high treason case against him. His lawyers regard the decision of the court to begin his trial in absentia as an actual …

  • Yanukovych says he would like the Crimea to return to Ukraine

    Former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia, said he would like the Crimea to return to Ukraine. Interfax news agency quoted him as saying that the "cowardly" Ukrainian authorities were afraid to "use force and bar the referendum [in the Crimea]."

    Yanukovych stated that he had met with the Crimeans and seen their alarm that the Maidan revolution could spread to the Crimea. According to him, Pro-Russian sentiment had been there already, it only needed an occasion – and …

  • US returns funds to Ukraine which were taken out by Ministry of Justice under former president Yanukovych

    The US returned to Ukraine $500,000 which was siphoned off by the former leadership of the Ministry of Justice during Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency and taken out of Ukraine through  fictitious agreements on providing services with an American firm.

    “Today the department of international legal cooperation of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, in close cooperation with the US Department of Justice, has returned to Ukraine more than $500, 000,” Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko wrote on …

  • Media: Ukrainian authorities banned the publication of the court's decision on 'Yanukovych’s billions'

    The Military Prosecutor's office of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) forces of Ukraine banned the publication of the court's decision to confiscate $1.5 billion allegedly connected to the inner circle of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, as stated by the Acting Director General of the state enterprise "Judicial Information Systems" Dmytro Dubinko, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

    "The decree of the Military Prosecutor's Office of the ATO forces on applying security measures to persons …

  • Second session of Yanukovych high treason trial held in Ukraine

    On May 29, at the Obolonskyi District Court in Kyiv, the preparatory session for the trial of fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovych lasted for 9 hours. Currently located in Russia, as of November 28, 2016, Yanukovych has been suspected of high treason, complicity in premeditated actions committed with the goal of changing the state border of Ukraine, and of complicity in the waging of aggressive war. The first court proceedings accusing former president Yanukovych of treason took place on …

  • Cypriot investment companies appeal against confiscation of $1.5 billion from Yanukovych environment

    A number of Cyprus-based companies are going into litigation with Ukraine to appeal the judgment of the Kramatorsk city court of Donetsk Oblast on the confiscation of $1.5 billion from the Viktor Yanukovych environment, reported Interfax Ukraine.

    Interfax received a letter from the lawyers of Dmytro Shcherbyna and Maksym Kovalenko who represent the interests of the following companies: Akemi Management Ltd., Aldoza Investments Ltd., Erosaria Ltd., Opalcore Ltd., Foxtron Networks Ltd., Loricom …

  • Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych was taken to Russia twice in February 2014

    Viktor Yanukovych was conveyed to Russia twice at the end of April 2014, said Alexey Donskoy, prosecutor in the Yanukovych case.

    “In fact he ended up going there twice. The first time was the night between the 22nd and 23rd of February 2014. From the Urzuf settlement in the Donetsk region, which is on the coast of the Sea of Azov, he and Klyuyev, a bodyguard and escorts [Yanukovych’s mistress Lyubov Polezhay], were taken to Yeysk by two Russian helicopters. How these helicopters were not …

  • Ukraine's removal of Yanukovych-appointed officials is 98% complete

    The state authorities of Ukraine are 98% clear of the officials involved in the violation of human rights during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, as stated in an interview with Deutsche Welle by the Director of the Lustration Department at Ukraine's Justice Ministry, Anastasia Zadorozhna.

    According to her, the process of clearing Ukraine of all officials from the Yanukovych period is almost complete. "Those who were found liable under the law on lustration were fired. Sometimes people …

  • The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine estimates that Yanukovych and associates stole $40 billion

    Deputy Prosecutor General Evgeniy Enin stated on Ukrainian Media Network TV that during Victor Yanukovych’s presidency, he and his associates stole 40 billion USD from the country.

    "According to our estimates, about 40 billion US dollars were stolen during Viktor Yanukovych's rule. In just 2.5 years they managed to get away with an amount equal to the state budget of Ukraine," Enin said.

    According to investigators, Yanukovych’s criminal organization consisted of seven criminal groups which …