Donetsk, Apr 16 – DAN. The The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) is providing defense to defendants as it pursues objectivity, said the forewoman Irina Shevchenko.
"We have an enormous responsibility as juries. Despite all the emotions, we have to be objective. But the defense has still a tougher task. The defense lawyer (Irina Gridina) is subject to public hate as she performs her duties."
The UPT has brought up charges against eight Poroshenko’s regime officials at its first session on March 26. Ukraine’s president Petr Poroshenko, the minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov, secretary of the national security and defense council of Ukraine Aleksandr Turchynov, prime minister Vladimir Groisman, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, defense minister Stepan Poltorak, chairman of the Verkhovnaya Rada Andrey Parubiy, ex-prime-minster Arseniy Yatsenyuk were charged.
"We follow democratic procedures, and that is exactly why these people have a good lawyer," Shevchenko explained.
The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) has begun hearing cases concerning the war propaganda today.
On April 3, the UPT heared cases concerning tortures, robberies and lootings, 14 witnesses and victims were heard.
Earlier, the Tribunal reviewed charges brought up against Poroshenko's regime concerning using armed forces against civilians and establishment of the illegal armed groups.
The UPT divided the cases under its jurisdiction into blocks: using armed forces against civilians, tortures, blockade, formation of illegal armed groups, genocide and others. *ot