The Obolon District Court in Kyiv has found Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason and complicity in aggressive war against Ukraine.
Yanukovych was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment. The verdict was handed down in absentia.
Yanukovych fled Ukraine amid the Maidan uprising in 2014 and has since been living in Russia.
Yanukovych was charged with high treason, complicity with the Russian authorities in deliberate actions committed to redraw the borders of Ukraine in violation of the procedure established by the Constitution of Ukraine, involvement in waging an aggressive war, that is, the crimes under Part 1 of Article 111, Part 5 of Article 27, Part 3 of Article 110, Part 2 of Article 437 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.