The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for investigating war crimes of Petr Poroshenko’s regime against Ukrainian citizens is to hear cases concerning genocide of Donbass people at its next session on April 26.
UPT to review genocide crimes on April 26 in Dontesk
The presiding judge Elena Shishkina was quoted by DAN news agency as saying that the next hearing on the crimes of genocide is scheduled for April 26.
On April 25, the UPT held hearing on the Donbass blockade-related crimes of the regime. Judges have questioned experts, witnesses and victims, reviewed photo and video proof; 10 witnessed and victims were heard."
On April 17, the court wound up two-days hearing reviewing crimes related to war propaganda by the Poroshenko's regime. Earlier the tribunal heard cases on using armed forces against civilians, formation of illegal armed groups, tortures, looting and robbery.
On March 15, the Initiative Group of Ukrainian citizens living in Donetsk and Lugansk announced the establishment of the People’s Tribunal for the crimes committed in Donbass by the Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko’s regime. The UPT began to investigate the Poroshenko regime crimes on March 20. The first hearing was held in Donetsk on March 26-27. The Tribunal operates in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and norms of international law. Presiding judge Elena Shishkina, judges Lyubov Batyashova and Tatyana Kravchenko, prosecutor Sergey Kozhemyakin, lawyer for the defence Elena Gridina and a panel of 12 jurors (six of them are Lugansk region natives) take part in the UPT sessions.
The UPT will review the crimes committed by 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 and other high-ranking officials.
Applications to participate in the UPT, questions and proposals can be forwarded to the Tribunal’s website.