Donetsk, Apr 18 – DAN. The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) is to hold new hearing in late April, the court chairwoman Elena Shishkina said.

"The UPT is expected to gather for hearing in late April to look into the following groups of crimes: blockade of Donbass, discrimination against a part of Ukrainian people on grounds of nationality and ethnics."

On Tuesday the court wound up two-days hearing reviewing crimes related to war propaganda by the Poroshenko's regime. Earlier the tribunal heard cases on using armed forces against civilians, formation of illegal armed groups, tortures, looting and robbery.

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.

On March 15, the Initiative Group of Ukrainian citizens living in Donetsk and Lugansk announced the establishment of the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes. The cases will be tried and files reviewed in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and international law.*ot