On June 22, 2018, the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for the investigation of war crimes of the regime of Peter Poroshenko against the citizens of Ukraine (UPT) sentenced the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, for crimes committed against the people of Donbass to life imprisonment with confiscation of property. In addition to Poroshenko, another 7 officials were sentenced.
Video. June 22, 2018. Announcement of the verdict of the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal:
Full video of the event.
Guided by the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, the Statute of the People’s Criminal Tribunal for Ukraine, the statute of the International Criminal Court, the Fourth Geneva International Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons and Civil Objects during the Armed Conflict of 12 August 1949, the Second Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 on the protection of victims of non-international character from 1977, the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for the Investigation of War Crimes of the Poroshenko regime against the citizens of Ukraine sentenced: Ukraine’s president Petr Poroshenko, Secretary of the national security and defense council of Ukraine Aleksandr Turchynov, Chairman of the Verkhovnaya Rada Andrey Parubiy, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, ex-Prime-Minster Arseniy Yatsenyuk, minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov, defense minister Stepan Poltorak, commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko to:
— 6 years in prison for abuse of authority and official position that had serious consequences;
— 3 years in prison for public incitement to armed conflict;
— 12 years in prison for plotting, preparing and unleashing a military conflict;
— 15 years in prison for conducting aggressive military action;
— Life in prison for violation of laws and customs of war, involving premediated murder;
— 12 years in prison for excess of authority or official powers by a military official, committed with the use of weapons, committed in state of martial law or in a battle, where it caused any grave consequences;
— 10 years in prison with the forfeiture of property for creation of paramilitary formations which is in contravention of Ukrainian laws, and participation in the operations, leadership in the formations, financing, supplying weapons, ammunition, explosives or military enginery to these formations;
— 5 years in prison for preclusion of legal professional activities of journalists’
— 15 years of prison with the forfeiture of property for organizing an armed criminal gang for the purpose of attacking businesses, institutions, organizations or private individuals;
— Life in prison with the forfeiture of property for aiding an act of terrorism that exposed human life;
— 12 years in prison with the forfeiture of property for financing terrorism;
— 15 years of prison with the forfeiture of property for aiding an assault for the purpose of taking possession of somebody else’s property, accompanied with violence dangerous to life and health of an assaulted person, or with threats of such violence;
— 10 years in prison for torture, repeated or committed by a group of persons upon prior conspiracy;
— 8 years in prison for violence against population in an operational zone;
— 10 years in prison for banditry against population in an operational zone;
— 10 years in prison for illegal confinement or abduction of a person by a group of persons;
— 10 years in prison for intended grievous bodily injury committed by a method characterized by significant torture, or by a group of persons, motivated by national or religious hatred;
— Life in prison with the forfeiture of property for aggravated murder;
— Life in prison for genocide;
— 8 years in prison for violation of citizens’ equality based on their race, nationality or religious preferences;
— 2 years of prison for failure to pay salary, scholarship, pension or any other statutory payments;
— 12 years in prison for premediated destruction of public utilities;
— 10 years in prison for willful destruction of property committed by way of setting fire, explosion or by any other generally dangerous method;
— 12 years in prison for blocking of transportation routes, and capturing of a transport enterprise.
The total sentence is made by merging the less severe penalties into more severe, and constitutes LIFE IN PRISON WITH THE FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY, to run from the moment the sentenced are arrested. Source.
The initiative group of citizens of Ukraine residing in Donetsk and Lugansk, on March 15, 2018, announced the creation of a people’s tribunal to investigate war crimes committed in the Donbass by the regime of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The Tribunal operates in accordance with Ukrainian law, as well as taking into account the norms of international law. The work of the UPT is attended by Elena Shishkina, presiding in the trial, judges Lyubov Batyashova and Tatyana Kravchenko; the people’s accuser Sergei Kozhemyakin; the national defender Elena Gridina; 12 juries, determined by the drawing of lots from among the applicants, six of them — from Lugansk region.
The UPT considered crimes committed not only by Poroshenko himself, but also by high-ranking officials of his regime, in particular, by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Aleksandr Turchynov, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, Ex-CNSDU Secretary, Chairman of the Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine Andrey Parubiy, head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, ex-Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and others.
The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal started its work on March 20. The first hearing of the UPT was held in Donetsk on March 26-27: the tribunal brought charges against eight figures of the criminal regime of Poroshenko, including the president of Ukraine himself, and also considered accusations against the Poroshenko regime concerning the use of armed forces against the civilian population. Source.