Donetsk, Mar 28 – DAN. The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) will next hear cases concerning the formation of illegal armed groups, said the tribunal's judge Lyubov Batyashova.
"At its next session, the court will hear block of cases concerning the formation of illegal armed groups."
On March 26 -27, the Tribunal reviewed charges brought up against Poroshenko's regime concerning using armed forces against civilians. Earlier the UPT divided the cases under its jurisdiction into blocks: using armed forces against civilians, tortures, blockade, formation of illegal armed groups, genocide and others.
"During the first two sessions the court heard witnesses and victims," Batyashova said.
The tribunal accepted photo- and videotapes, documents and expert testimonies as evidence.
The UPT has brought up charges against eight Poroshenko’s regime officials at its first session on March 26. 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 were charged.
The cases will be tried and files reviewed in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and international law.*ot