Donetsk, Apr 26 - DAN. The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for investigating the Poroshenko regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens finished the review of the last, sixth batch of charges on Thursday, UPT presiding judge Elena Shishkina told the Donetsk News Agency.
“The UPT reviewed Ukrainian Criminal Code articles on genocide. Seven witnesses were questioned in the course of the Thursday session which was attended the DPR ombudswoman, doctors, scientists, politicians and journalists,” Shishkina said adding that all the charges against the incumbent Ukrainian authorities had been reviewed.
The Tribunal will meet on May 21 to examine case materials and hear the parties’ arguments.
On Thursday, the UPT considered the charges of genocide brought against the Poroshenko regime. Earlier, it reviewed the charges of Donbass blockade, war propaganda, tortures, lootings and robberies, setting up of illegal paramilitary formations and use of armed forces against civilians.
The Tribunal brought charges against eight Poroshenko regime officials: Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, National Security and Defence Council Secretary Alexander Turchinov, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak, parliament speaker Andrey Parubiy and former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
The UPT set up by the initiative group of Ukrainian citizens living in Donetsk and Lugansk is reviewing cases in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and norms of international law.*jk