Donetsk, Mar 26 – DAN. The first session of the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) has kicked off in Donetsk, the chairwoman of the UPT Elena Shishkina, a lawyer from Donetsk, said.

"The session of the UPT has begun in Donetsk," she said.

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 Tuesday. 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 Ukrainian 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, Defence 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