Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Former Russian Communist Duma deputy testified against Yanukovych

    The Former State Duma deputy of the Communist Party, Denis Voronenkov, testified against the former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

    In his testimony, Voronenkov partially confirmed information that was provided by another former State Duma deputy, Ilya Ponomarev.

    The interlocutor of the publication reported that Voronenkov took the initiative and contacted the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine: The investigation into the case of Yanukovych will be completed in February

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, in an interview with 1 + 1 TV channel, said that the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (GPU) plans to conduct all the necessary final interviews and examinations in February. Once the pre-trial investigation in the case of the former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, is complete, the case will go to trial.

    "We do not plan to extend the terms of the pre-trial investigation, and that is why we will conduct all the final necessary …

  • Media: Yanukovych’s son will invest $13 million in construction in Montenegro

    Oleksandr Yanukovych, son of the fugitive former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, decided to invest thirteen million dollars in real estate construction in Montenegro, according to a report by the Serbian tabloid, Informer.

    According to Informer, Yanukovych intends to build apartments and business facilities. He was prompted to invest by 31-year-old Serbian model and Playboy star Soraja Vučelić, who will be an intermediary in the deal.

    The publication calls Yanukovych Jr. a "successful …

  • Ukrainian fugitive Prime Minister wants to form a ‘government in exile’

    The fugitive prime minister of Ukraine, Mykola Azarov, intends to submit a lawsuit to international courts to recognize the Ukrainian revolution of 2014 (Revolution of Dignity) as a coup. He also hopes to become a prime minister of Ukraine forming a so-called “government in exile”. This was stated by Azarov in his interview with Russia’s Izvestia daily.

    Azarov fled Ukraine in 2014 following the Ukrainian evolution of Dignity of 2014. In 2015, he created a so-called “Rescue Ukraine Committee. …

  • Head of Ukrainian State Security: No attempts on Yanukovych’s life were made

     The head of the of State Security Department (SSD) of Ukraine, Valeriy Heletey, stated that there were no attempts made on the ex-President’s life.

    "The investigation concluded that there was no evidence of attempts on the ex-President’s life,” Heletey said in an interview with Segodnya.

    "All the servicemen from the State Security Department who were part of Yanukovych’s last cortege and refused to leave Ukraine with him, were interviewed; none of them identified any attempts,” he said.

    At …

  • Ukraine issues an arrest warrant for a businessman from Yanukovych's circle

    The Pechesrky District Court in Kyiv has issued an arrest warrant for businessman Serhiy Kurchenko. The court has satisfied the request of the Prosecutor's General of Ukraine to issue an arrest warrant for the fugitive businessman.

    “This decision of the court lets us proceed with the criminal investigation and ensure the international search warrant. Thus, in case Serhiy Kurchenko is apprehended abroad, the necessary steps to arrest him and bring him over to Ukraine can be taken,” Adrian Lupu, …

  • Prominent lawyer Mark Feygin: Russia's decision to recognize Maidan as a coup has no legal consequences in Ukraine

    The prominent Russian lawyer, Mark Feygin, criticized the decision of the Dorogomilovsky District Court of Moscow as it recognized the events in Ukraine in February 2014 as a coup. "If we talk about the purely procedural, legal side, the Russian court has no jurisdiction to assess the legally relevant facts concerning Ukraine," he said in an interview with Deutsche Welle on Wednesday, December 28th.Feygin called the justification provided by the Moscow court untenable as the court argued that …

  • Ukrainian court seized property of Yanukovych in former state residence

    The Ukrainian court seized three warehousing facilities, two garages, three water transport facilities, and valuables from the state residence, Mezhyhirya, belonging to the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.

    Paintings and other artwork, land, and funds have been confiscated as well, as indicated in the response from the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine to the request of The Ukrainian News.

    It is noted that property has been seized under the ongoing criminal proceedings …

  • Yanukovych's lawyer asks for high-quality video connection during his client's video conference questioning

    Vitaliy Serdyuk, legal counsel to former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, asks the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine ensure a high-quality video connection between the Svyatoshyn District Court and the Rostov Regional Court during his client’s questioning via video conference, Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

    Serdyuk noted that representatives of the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office “express doubts in the possibility of conducting questioning by means of video conference.” According to …

  • $1 billion remains in accounts belonging to Yanukovych and Azarov in Ukrainian banks

    The Chairman of Oschadbank, Andriy Pyshnyy, stated in an interview with Livyi Bereh news agency that over 1 billion dollars remains in the accounts of the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and the former Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov.

    According to Pyshnyy, the accounts belonging to Azarov and Yanukovych have “quite significant sums.”

    “Over $1.15 billion.  Due to bank confidentiality, I cannot comment on some things. But I ask you to understand this. This is a strict legal …