21 May 2018, 17:33
UPT prosecution demands life in prison for Poroshenko and his accomplices
LUGANSK, May 21 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) prosecutor Sergey Kozhemyakin has life sentence for Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko for his war crimes in Donbass, DAN news agency reports.
"Your honor, I request life imprisonment for all defendants for multiple offenses," said Kozhemyakin, according to DAN reporter.
Today the UPT has resumed hearings in Donetsk. The board studied case files, heard arguments of prosecution and defense, admitted additional files.
Kozhemyakin has also filed criminal complaints against Ukrainian commanders responsible for shelling Donbass with MLRS.
The Tribunal has already reviewed cases concerning genocide; Donbass blockade; war propaganda; tortures, looting and robbery; formation of illegal armed groups; using armed forces against civilians.
The UPT charged eight people: Ukraine’s president Petr Poroshenko, the minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov, secretary of the national security and defense council of Ukraine Aleksandr Turchynov, prime minister Vladimir Groisman, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, defense minister Stepan Poltorak, chairman of the Verkhovnaya Rada Andrey Parubiy, ex-prime-minster Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
LuganskMediaCentre — 21 May — Lugansk