The court allowed the arrest of two Yanukovych-era ministers who prepared the Kharkiv agreements


At the request of the State Investigation Bureau, the court allowed the arrest of two ministers during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, who drafted the Kharkiv agreements.

As reported by Ukrinform, it is reported DBR.

The court chose a preventive measure – the arrest of the former Minister of Justice and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Exhibitors were informed of the suspicion betrayal to prepare the Kharkiv agreements.

As the STB reminds, the investigative bureau gathered evidence to prosecute two former ministers for treason in the drafting, agreement, signing, ratification and implementation of the agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the participation of Ukraine and the Russian Federation. The Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine since 2010. April 21 – the so-called Kharkiv agreements.

The Deputy Prosecutor General signed a report of suspicion against the former Minister of Justice. Also, STB investigators, with the approval of the prosecutor, announced the suspicion against the former minister of foreign affairs.

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In 2021, Yanukovych and former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov have already been charged with treason and are also wanted.

In July 2022, the STB investigator announced the former ministers as wanted nationally and internationally. According to operational data, the accused are abroad.

The investigation is ongoing. Procedural management is carried out by the General Prosecutor’s Office.

As Ukrinform reported, the National Security and Defense Council on March 11 instructed the Security Service of Ukraine to investigate the circumstances of the voting of people’s deputies of the sixth convocation regarding the Kharkiv Agreements and, if signs of treason are confirmed, to initiate a criminal case against them in accordance with Art. of the Criminal Code. Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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March 12 The SBU announced that a pre-trial investigation is being launched into the circumstances of the agreement signed and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada in 2010 regarding the presence of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on the territory of Ukraine.

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The agreement, which in 2010 April 21 Signed in Kharkiv by then Presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Viktor Yanukovych and Dmitry Medvedev, provided for the extension of the presence of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in Sevastopol from 2017. until 2042 to be automatically extended for 5 years unless objected by either party and to set a rent for the fleet to be there.

As reported, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine in 2010 was Oleksandrs Lavrinovich, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was headed by Kostjantyn Hryshchenko.

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