“Evil must be punished.” Poroshenko will take part in the meeting at Yanukovich of treason

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has decided to participate in the court session on the case of treason, the former head of state Viktor Yanukovych.

He stated this during the opening ceremony of the exhibition dedicated to the participants of Revolution of Dignity – creative individuals “Translate me through the Maidan”.

“Evil must be punished. This is because, for the first time in Ukrainian history, I decided to participate in the trial. Unprecedented, when the President does it, but that is up to each of us. I emphasize crimes against the Maidan does not have a Statute of limitations and the criminals have crossed the line beyond which there comes a curse, and this curse, in the words of Miroslav Popovic, “stronger than the courts and is stronger than the prison”. From him nowhere to hide, even in Russia”, – said the head of state.

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According to Poroshenko, he shared the dissatisfaction of society with the pace of the investigation and speed trials.

“For four years they had to do more. At the same time, I am well aware of the scale of the crime, as well as the need for legally impeccable evidence and strict adherence to all procedural rules. The Constitution prohibits me as President, to intervene in the investigation, which is already four years coordinating purposefully created the Department of special investigation. He bears the entire responsibility for the effectiveness of this work. I can only ask Yury Vitalievich (Russia’s Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko – ed.ed.) to analyze how else we can help organizationally to the Department that its management had no reason to claim that allegedly contribute to him not enough,” he added, calling the head of the GPU to report on almost 3.5 thousands of episodes, over 100 criminal proceedings and dozens of trials.

In addition, Poroshenko appealed to one of the authors of the exhibition, which will be presented exhibition of his work with Maidana, the photographer Alexander Tymoshenko and thanked for transferred to the Prosecutor General more than 2000 photos and videos to help the investigation.

Recall, February 15 in the Obolon court of Kyiv on the case of treason, the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych almost five hours testified the current Secretary of the NSDC Oleksandr Turchynov.

In particular, Turchynov told about what was waiting for Yanukovych if he remained in Ukraine; that Russia in 2014, was planning an invasion of Georgia from the mainland; revealed, when and why it began with the hidden occupation of the Crimea; accused of lying at the trial of former commander of the APU, and also explained why during the annexation of Crimea, he lied about the presence in Ukraine of a strong army.

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