Ukraine’s military prosecutor’s office received from the UN a photocopy of Viktor Yanukovych official statement with a request to send in the Russian forces in Ukraine.
“The head Military Prosecutor’s Office has received from the Permanent Mission of Ukraine an official letter of the United Nations Secretariat with a certified photocopy with the official seal of the United Nations of statement of Yanukovych as of March 1, 2014,” Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko wrote 17 January.
Lutsenko said the letter of Yanukovych with the request to send in Russian troops in Ukraine and all official materials by the RF have been attached to a statement of Russia’s envoy to the UN Vitaliy Churkin.
Chief prosecutor stressed that all the materials are recognized as UN official documents.
“The investigation obtained irrefutable documentary evidence of high treason committed by Yanukovych,” Lutsenko said, having noted that senior prosecutor in the Yanukovych probe has allowed him to disclose data obtained in the course of pre-trial investigation.
On November 28, 2016 Lutsenko said in Kyiv’s Svyatoshinsky District Court that Yanukovych was indicted of high treason.
Law enforcers charge Yanukovych of committing high treason on 1 March, 2014, while in the territory of the Russian Federation. The fugitive president sent a written request to Russian President Vladimir Putin to use the Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine.
Subsequently, Lutsenko observed, this has led to the loss of Crimea and the objects of state property worth over 1.080 trln hryvnia by Ukraine.