Donetsk, May 21 – DAN. The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) has resumed hearings in Donetsk today, DAN reporter says from the hearing room.
The board is to study case files, hear arguments of prosecution and defense, to admit additional files.
The UPT chairwoman Elena Shishkina, judges Lyubov Batyashova and Tatyana Kravchenko, the prosecutor Sergey Kozhemyakin, defense lawyer Elena Gridina and the jury are present at the hearing.
The Tribunal has already reviewed cases concerning the following groups of crimes: genocide; Donbass blockade; war propaganda; tortures, looting and robbery; formation of illegal armed groups; using armed forces against civilians.
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 are be tried and files reviewed in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and international law.*ot