Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Shares of Ukraine’s largest telecommunications company were seized in connection with a Yanukovych case

    Interfax reported that according to Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, the Pechersk District Court in Kyiv granted the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to seize the shares of communications service providers Ukrtelecom and TriMob.

    "The GPU’s (Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine) organized crime division is conducting an investigation with regard to 220 million hryvnia (8.2 million USD) illegally allocated from the state budget of Ukraine on the instructions of …

  • Ukraine and Latvia agreed to coordinate efforts to return money withdrawn under Yanukovych

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis agreed to coordinate efforts to return to Ukraine the money illegally withdrawn by former officials under the Yanukovych regime. Poroshenko said during a briefing at Riga, "Today we reached several important agreements, including on further work and coordination in the return of Ukrainian financial assets."

    Poroshenko thanked Latvia for supporting Ukraine’s aspirations to European integration, for condemning Russia's …

  • DPR wants to ban Yanukovych and members of the Party of Regions from entering separatist-held territory

    The leader of the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, suggested banning the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and members of his former party, from entering the republic, as he stated during a briefing in Donetsk.

    "We are better off without traitors. Although, in fact he is still the president of Ukraine, since he did not surrender his powers and what happened in Kyiv was an illegal seizure of power. Anything that happens in the DPR now does not concern him," …

  • A case against Yanukovych was transferred to court

    The Military Prosecutor’s Office has announced that an indictment in the treason case against the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, was transferred to the Court.

    “Today, we have finished the pretrial investigation against Yanukovych and drew up the indictment against the former President of Ukraine. I will now be sending this indictment to the Court. We have gathered a sufficient amount of reasonable and unbiased evidence, and I believe that it gives us an opportunity to prove …

  • Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine: Russia gave a bogus address for Yanukovych

    The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office gave the Ukrainian prosecutor a bogus residential address for former president Viktor Yanukovych as stated by Ruslan Kravchenko, Prosecutor of the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (PGO), while on air with 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

    “The Russian Prosecutor’s General Office gave us a bogus residential address for the suspected individual, Yanukovych,” he said.

    “After that we sent requests to all the possible residential addresses and whereabouts …

  • Russia denies that Yanukovych sent a letter asking to deploy Russian troops to Ukraine during Maidan

    According to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation claims that the authorities of the country never received a letter from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych asking to deploy Russian troops to the territory of Ukraine.  

    "A letter came from the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation. They write that neither the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation nor the Federation Council of …

  • Yanukovych said that he was playing tennis during the Maidan crackdown

    Former President Viktor Yanukovych said he did not give orders to crack down on Maidan in winter of 2013 and accused his entourage at the time of the intrigues against him. He had more to say during his interview with German weekly Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle reports.

    At first, when answering the question about the events on the eve of November 30, when security forces beat students, Yanukovych answered with accusations against "radicals" who "provoked the police." However, he then said that …

  • Yanukovych insists that he did not ask Putin to send troops to Ukraine

    Former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych stated that he did not write to Vladimir Putin requesting that Russian troops be sent to the territory of Ukraine.

    “I did not ask for Russian troops in Ukraine. That’s not true,” Yanukovych was quoted as saying by Russian news agency TASS. According to him, he did not write a letter to Putin; it was a “declaration” intended to “protect the people of the Donbas.” Yanukovych added that he did not betray his people; he simply tried to protect them …

  • Ukraine grants citizenship to a former deputy of the State Duma who gave evidence against Yanukovych

    Ukraine granted citizenship to Denis Voronenkov, former deputy of the State Duma, who gave evidence in the high treason case against Viktor Yanukovych.

    “I am already a citizen of Ukraine. On the 4th of December my powers as deputy of the State Duma ended, and on the 6th of December I became a citizen of Ukraine,” he said in a interview.

    He also affirmed that he is collaborating with the Ukrainian investigation.

    “I would not like to elaborate on the materials of the preliminary …

  • Ministry of Justice: Yanukovych knew about plans to annex the Crimea ahead of time

    Russia began to actively prepare for the occupation of the Crimea in 2013 and former President, Victor Yanukovych, knew about it, as was stated at a briefing by the Minister of Justice, Pavlo Petrenko, reports.

    "We clearly identified and provided documents in the form of written evidence to the European Court for Human Rights which indicate that an active preparation phase for the occupation of the Crimea began in 2013. We also understand that such plans were prepared earlier. We …