Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law “On Amendments to the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine on the Inevitability of Punishment for Certain Crimes against National Security and Public Safety, as well as Corruption Offenses”. It ensures principle of inevitability of punishment when the suspect or accused flees from prosecution staying abroad, the presidential press office says.
“I have signed the law that will open the door to holding a trial against Yanukovych,” the politician said on Twitter.
“Starting from tomorrow, our public prosecution, investigative agencies and courts will finally have an opportunity to bring to justice those who robbed our people and make respective steps regarding their property gained in illegal way and regarding the arrest of their bank accounts. They must bear responsibility for the events they provoked in Ukraine. They must be punished for their crimes against the people of Ukraine in full compliance with the Constitution and the international law,” Petro Poroshenko has stated being on a visit to Dnepropetrovsk on Tuesday.
It is to be recalled that Ukraine initiated a number of criminal cases against Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies. The ousted president is charged with mass murders, unconstitutional way of seizing power, actions aimed at hurling the constitutional system, stealing state assets, etc. Ukraine put Mr Yanukovych on the international wanted list, but Russia shows no intention to deliver the escapee.