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)
June 24, 2016
Kirov Region Governor Belykh's former associate views his detention as political provocation
Self-proclaimed Donetsk republic doubts Poroshenko is close to Donetsk airport
Pope Francis again calls 1915 events in Ottoman Empire 'genocide'
Foreign countries step up intelligence against Russia's defense and industrial complex - Security Council
Chinese foreign minister welcomes Putin, who arrived on visit in Beijing
Poroshenko signs demobilization decree by visiting military operation area 2 km away from Donetsk airport
Propaganda of terrorism, extremism, xenophobia named as Russia's main threat in info area - information security doctrine
Kirov region Governor Belykh suspected of accepting 400,000-euro bribe, detained red-handed - Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Markin (Part 2)
Russian Security Council notes active use of religious, ethnic and human rights organizations by foreign special services
Russian Justice Ministry considering transfer of 2 convicts to Ukraine
Searches really under way in Kirov regional administration - Markin
Searches under way in Kirov regional administration - source
SEARCHES UNDERWAY IN KIROV REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION - SOURCE