Contents tagged with court proceedings

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Justice Ministry: Foreign courts did not oblige Kyiv to pay Yanukovych

    For the time being, there are no foreign judgments or decisions from the EU General Court or the European Court of Justice regarding the recovery of funds from Ukraine in favor of its ex-president, Viktor Yanukovych, or his family. This was reported in a statement by the Ministry of Justice and published on its website on Friday.

    “At the same time, Yanukovych’s lawyers’ statements about the alleged recovery of funds from Ukraine in favor of the ex-president are nothing more than a manipulation …

  • Ukrainian court released one of the founders of the LPR

    According to Hromadske, the Trinity District Court of Luhansk has exempted Serhiy Korsunsky of any criminal liability in the creation of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR). He was subsequently released.

    Korsunsky’s lawyers had previously petitioned that he be exempted. The prosecutor also requested that he be released due to his cooperation with the investigation and his assistance to law enforcement authorities.

    “During the pre-trial investigation, and according to the prosecutor, …

  • Kyiv begins trying Plotnitskiy in absentia

    The trial of the head of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitskiy, have begun in Kyiv. Plotnitskiy has refused to appear before the Podilsky district court, and is therefore being tried in absentia.

    According to prosecutor Yevhen Dudka, the trial will last about six months.

    "The questioning of 17 witnesses and victims, as well as an examination of evidence, are scheduled already. Only after their completion will the court make a decision. Witnesses have already been …

  • Russia initiates legal proceedings against Right Sector leaders

    The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case against the leaders of Ukraine’s Right Sector.

    According to the committee’s website, a criminal case has been filed against Dmitry Yarosh and several other members and former members of the Ukrainian nationalist organization.

    The case has been initiated under part 1 of article 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which addresses extremist activities.

    "In the period... from 2014 to the present, leaders and …

  • Legal proceedings against Russian citizens who broke into military base resume in Latvia

    On Monday, 26 September, in Latvia, the Riga District Court proceeded with a case where two Russian citizens are accused of breaking into a military base in Ādaži last year, LETA reports.

    Russian citizens Alexander Kurkin and Andrey Popko are accused of “public disorder,” and a known pro-Russian activist, Vladimir Linderman, is accused of assisting in the commission of the crime.

    The case will be considered in a closed session. Under the provisions of the article “Public Disorder,” the …

  • US court finds son of Russian Duma Deputy guilty of hacking

    A jury in the US city of Seattle found Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, the son of Valery Seleznev, a State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party, guilty of cyber fraud. He was accused of stealing more than a million credit card numbers and reselling them on the black market, the Seattle Times wrote on Thursday, August 25.

    The jury found Seleznev guilty of 38 of the 40 charges, including fraud using electronic means of communication, bank fraud, hacking of computer systems and theft of …

  • Ukrainian court summons separatists leader Igor Plotnitsky for questioning

    The Podilskyi District Court of Kiev called for the Head of the unrecognized Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, to attend a hearing on the 31st of August, 2016. This announcement was published in the official newspaper of the central executive authorities, the "Uryadovy Courier" (the Governmental Courier) № 149 on the 10th of August, 2016.

    "The Podilskyi District Court of Kyiv calls the accused, Plotnitsky Igor Venediktovich, born on 24 June 1964 (last known …

  • Naftogaz believes their chances of beating Gazprom in Stockholm court are high

    Director for Business Development at the national joint-stock company Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko stated that Ukraine has a good chance of obtaining a positive decision for their claim against Gazprom in the Stockholm Arbitration Court.

    “In short, we are in the home stretch. Trials will start in the next few months. Our position is very firm, as demonstrated by the fact that, in particular, even Putin had to change his favorite statement about Gazprom: that since 2020 they will not need …

  • Polish court finds Belarusian citizen guilty of espionage

    On March 23rd, a District Court in Warsaw found Yuriy K., a Belarusian citizen, guilty of espionage. The court determined that the Belarusian took photos of several important Polish military facilities, including air bases in Powidz, Krzesiny, Świdwin and Świnoujście, from 2009 until his arrest in 2014, Radio Polsha reported

    According to the court, Yuri K. used his mobile phone to communicate with a Belarusian officer, from whom he took orders.

    The 35-year-old Yuri K., who is now in custody, …