President Petro Poroshenko called on deputies to amend the law on in absentia justice to transmit to the court the charges against Viktor Yanukovych. He stated this during a meeting with families of heroes of Heavenly hundred, the press service of the head of state.
“United and our common position is the address to the deputies. We can’t wait months, because April 15, ends the law and they will again escape from responsibility. This is our firm and insistent request: this week to vote on the law that allows to transfer the case Yanukovych to the court,” – said Poroshenko.
The head of state stressed that the court should deprive Yanukovych the title of President, “because the court determines guilt, and the Parliament gives a political assessment”.
In turn, attending the event, Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko noted that after the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the aforementioned law, the prosecution of Yanukovych of treason within 10 days will be submitted to the court.
“I am confident that we are able this year to bring to trial the prosecution Yanukovych of treason and threatening the territorial integrity, as evidenced by writing them letters to Putin and the state Duma of Russia, which contributed to the occupation of the Crimea and further actions”, – said the head of the GPU.
28 November 2016, the attorney General announced the notification about the suspected Yanukovych of treason.
15 February 2017 Lutsenko said that the hearing of the treason Yanukovych may start already in March of this year.