The Prosecutor General of Ukraine told about the testimony Boronenkov against Yanukovych

Viktor Yanukovych

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The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine has confirmed previously appeared information in mass media that the ex-Deputy of the state Duma testified in the case of Viktor Yanukovych. Boronenkov told investigators that the former Ukrainian leader allegedly wrote to Vladimir Putin the letter with the request to send troops to Ukraine

Former state Duma Deputy from the Communist Denis Boronenkov, who moved to Ukraine, gave evidence in case of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych. Information about this appeared in the media in January. Wednesday, February 15, fact testimony confirmed the Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, reports “RIA Novosti”.

Testimony Boronenkov, as Lutsenko noted, was “very important” to the investigating authorities. In particular, the former MP said that Yanukovych in the spring of 2014 allegedly wrote letters to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the state Duma. He asked “to send troops to Ukraine,” he said.

That Voronenkov gave in Kiev testimony in the case of treason, ex-President of Ukraine, in January, wrote the newspaper “Kommersant”. A source suggested that “it is on the basis of this conversation Lutsenko brought Yanukovych of treason, which was what the former President allegedly invited to Ukraine of Russian troops.” Boronenkov, according to the interlocutor of the newspaper, “he took the initiative and went to Lutsenko”.

In an interview with Ukrainian media on 14 February the ex-Deputy from the Communist party stated that it had received Ukrainian citizenship in December 2016. He compared Russia with Nazi Germany and called the annexation of Crimea annexation.

In Russia Boronenkov in absentia accused of the organisation of raider attacks in 2011, the building in the center of Moscow worth $5 million, the Investigative Committee on February 15 passed a resolution to bring Boronenkov as a defendant and declared it in Federal search.

In late January, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced the completion of a criminal investigation against Yanukovych. Kyiv court permitted the arrest of Yanukovych.

The UN Secretariat in January gave Kyiv a photocopy of the statement ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych with a request to send Russian troops to Ukraine. Lutsenko noted that the materials provided by Russia.

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