April 18, 2014 18:21
Ukrainian prosecutors suspect Yanukovych, other ex-officials of setting up terrorist organization
KYIV. April 18 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office is investigating a criminal case against a number of former top-ranking officials under Ukrainian Criminal Code Article 258 Part 3 (a terrorist attack leading to people's deaths), Prosecutor General's Office acting spokesman Vasyl Zorya said.
"It has been determined, in particular, that Viktor Yanukovych, [former Security Service chief] Oleksandr Yakymenko, and [former Interior Minister] Vitaly Zakharchenko colluded to set up a terrorist organization, whose activity led to massive losses of life on Instytutska Street in Kyiv on February 20, 2014, and also recruited Security Service and Interior Ministry servicemen to its lineup," Zorya told Interfax on Friday.
Investigative procedures are under way to find out all circumstances of this case, he said.
It was reported earlier that acting Prosecutor General Oleh Mahnitsky had said on February 26 that former Ukrainian President Yanukovych and former Interior Minister Zakharchenko had been declared internationally wanted.
According to the Prosecutor General's Office information, Yanukovych and Zakharchenko had been indicted under Ukrainian Criminal Code Article 265 (abuse of office or powers, which carries correctional work for up 2 years, or limitation of freedom for up to 5 years, or prison time ranging from 2 to 5 years combined with a ban on occupying certain positions or being engaged in certain activities for up to 3 years) and Article 115 (premeditated murder, punishable by 7 to 15 years of prison time).
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
May 28, 2018
Russia political and economic calendar: May 28
INTERFAX RUSSIA AND CIS BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL NEWS
May 27, 2018
Sobyanin to seek re-election, as he views completing Moscow life-improving programs as his duty
Number of Russian naval ships in Mediterranean to be rapidly changed depending on its tasks - commander-in-chief
Australia's allegations of Moscow's involvement in MH17 crash groundless - Russian ambassador to Australia
Court arrests 6 opposition activists in Azerbaijan, one of them lived in Russia
Two SBU's Alfa Group servicemen killed in Donbas, another heavily wounded - press service
Macron to visit Azerbaijan at end of year - French FM
Paris to continue efforts in Karabakh settlement - French FM
Four Russian troops killed in militants' attack in Syria, over 40 militants eliminated - Russian Defense Ministry (Part 2)
Four Russian troops killed in militants' attack in Syria, over 40 militants eliminated - Russian Defense Ministry
FOUR RUSSIAN MILITARY ADVISERS KILLED IN SYRIA, THREE MORE WOUNDED IN MILITANTS' ATTACK IN DEIR EZ-ZOR GOVERNORATE - RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY
Two Russian military advisers killed, 5 wounded in militants' attack - Russian Defense Ministry
The director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure, Yevgeny Sysoyev, gave an interview to Interfax in which he discussed threats that Russia and the world face in the light of ISIL‘s transformation, as well as the structure‘s achievements in the fight against terrorism.
Ahead of his visit to Moscow newly-elected Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has given an interview to Olga Golovanova for Interfax. In the interview he speaks about his expectations from the upcoming meeting with the Russian president, his vision of solving the energy-security problem in Europe, the migration crisis, and explains conditions under which some sanctions could be lifted from Russia.
Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal has given an interview to Interfax correspondent Veronika Vishnyakova ahead of a visit of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to Russia in which he speaks about the main topics of the upcoming Russian-Palestinian summit, prospects for the Palestinian-Israeli settlement and the initiative of creating a new mediating mechanism for the Palestinian-Israeli settlement.