Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko read a notification of suspicion of treason, committed by Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych.
“As the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, I’m addressing Victor Yanukovych with a notification that he is suspected of committing high treason, collaborating with Russian authorities, and deliberately committing acts, aimed at changing the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine, and waging aggressive war,” Lutsenko said.
Lutsenko said that a corresponding notice has also been sent to the Russian Federation.
“Given the fact that Yanukovych is currently outside of Ukraine, and is actually hiding from law authorities, the suspicion has been announced orally, and the message of suspicion was sent today to all known addresses of Yanukovych’s residence. After my speech it will also be delivered to his lawyer,” he added.
According to Lutsenko, the text of the message of suspicion contains more than 20 pages.
“Yanukovych is suspected that on March 1, 2014, being a citizen of Ukraine, staying at an undisclosed location in Russia, and acting intentionally, committed high treason. He addressed the president of Russia with a request to use armed forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, provided assistance in subversive activities against Ukraine, and cooperated with Russian military in waging a war of aggression against Ukraine,” read Lustenko.