Donetsk, Jun 22 – DAN. Thousands of people have gathered in the center of Lugansk to see the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) passing sentence to Ukraine's high-rank officials.

The UPT chairwoman Elena Shishkina is expected to announce the sentence in the presence of judges Lyubov Batyashova and Tatyana Kravchenko, the prosecutor Sergey Kozhemyakin, defense lawyer Elena Gridina and the jury.

The judges have examined over a thousand of court files on war crimes of the Ukrainian current political regime against the people of Donbass.

The UPT has 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.

The Tribunal was established by the initiative group of Donetsk and Lugansk residents to review the cases in accordance with the Ukrainian law and international standards. *ot