Donetsk, Mar 21 – DAN. The jury in the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal of Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) have pledged to apply maximum objectivity, the forewoman Irina Shevchenko told DAN.

"We are socially responsible citizens and we will not stand idly by. As jurors we shall show ultimate objectivity."

She reminded that the UPT works within the framework of the Ukrainian legislature. "When normal people come to power in Kiev, when the Minsk Agreements are fulfilled, the Tribunal will hand over all the files to the Ukrainian Supreme Court for it to define the sentences on the basis of preliminary public sentence drawn in accordance with current Ukrainian law," Shevchenko 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 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