Fled President Yanukovych found guilty on high treason

Date: January 24, 2019

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

A Ukrainian court has found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason and sentenced him in absentia to 13 years in prison.

"Yanukovych committed a crime against the foundation of Ukraine's national security," Judge Vladyslav Devyatko said in Kyiv's Obolon district court on January 24, 2019.

Yanukovych, 68, was also found guilty of "complicity in waging an aggressive war against Ukraine," Devyatko said, adding his prison term would begin "the moment he is detained."

Credits: NewsFromUkraine


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