Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova said that former President Viktor Yanukovych and nine high-ranking officials face life imprisonment in the case of the Euromaidan events in Kiev in February 2014.
She noted that all the defendants in the case are on the run, but promised that Kiev will work to bring them to justice, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, the State Bureau of Investigation has completed an investigation into the case against Yanukovych. He is accused of creating an organized criminal group with the participation of the heads of the Security Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and several other officials who tried to stop the mass protests in Kiev and organized forceful opposition for this.
In particular, according to the investigation, they organized the violent dispersal of the participants in the street march to the Rada in support of the vote for the return of the previous version of the constitution, which would limit presidential powers.
The criminal case has over 1.5 thousand volumes. After familiarization with the materials of the defense case, he will be transferred to the court.
In October, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine granted a motion for the arrest in absentia of former President Yanukovych in the case of the Mezhyhirya residence.