Ukrainian People’s Tribunal begins in Donetsk

First meeting of the Ukrainian People’s Tribunal took place

March 26: The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal (UPT) to investigate the crimes of the regime of Petro Poroshenko in the Donbass has put forth charges against eight representatives of the Ukrainian authorities.

Photos: Donetsk News Agency

These are President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko, Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrey Parubiy, and former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

During the session, crimes against the people of Ukraine committed by the criminal group that seized power in February 2014 will be considered. Charges have been made in accordance with the ban on the “use of armed forces against civilians.” The meeting is held in accordance with all legal requirements of the current legislation of Ukraine.

Union Borotba (Struggle) welcomes this initiative and in every possible way contributes to the implementation of just retribution to war criminals, marauders and accomplices of the colonizers.

Recall, the UPT was established on March 20. It includes citizens of Ukraine living in Lugansk and Donetsk. The task of the tribunal is to review the crimes of the Ukrainian military, as well as the highest authorities of the “Ukrainian government.”

According to Presiding Judge of the UPT Elena Shishkin, more than 2,500 complaints and materials concerning crimes of the AFU have been sent to international courts. Of these, 1,891 complaints were sent to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Remember and fight!


Translated by Greg Butterfield

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