Donetsk, Mar 21 – DAN. The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) will not resort to court procedures manipulations and false indictments, said the defense lawyer Elena Gridina.

"The indictment files are overwhelming, the defense here is not an easy task. Nevertheless, we shall act in accordance with the Ukrainian law and we shall not allow groundless accusations and reprisals for undesirables."

In terms of objectivity, the trial will be dramatically different from Kiev's activity. "It will be different. There will be no charges without a 100 percent proof, my task is to make sure of it."

The Initiative Group of the People’s Tribunal for the crimes of Poroshenko and his clique against Ukrainian citizens held a constitutive meeting in Donetsk on March 20. It approved the Tribunal’s Charter and composition and announced the launching of the official website. The UPT is expected to hold the first hearing in Donetsk on March 26-27.

On March 15, the Initiative Group of Ukrainian citizens living in Donetsk and Lugansk announced the establishment of the People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes. It will review the crimes of high-ranking officials, including Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko, National Security Council Secretary Alexander Turchinov, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, the minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov and Ukrainian armed force commander-in-chief Viktor Muzhenko. The cases will be tried and files reviewed in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and international law.*ot