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Ukraine President Poroshenko gets LIFE behind bars for war crimes (VIDEO)

Leading Kiev regime figures Alexander Turchynov and Arsen Avakov were also among the 8 defendants sentenced

Pictured are convicted war criminals Petro Poroshenko (center) and Arsen Avakov (right)

A special war crimes tribunal established in the breakaway Lugansk People’s Republic has found guilty and sentenced eight criminal defendants. They are all current or former members of the coup regime which came to power in Kiev in February 2014.

The “Ukrainian People’s Tribunal” was organized in March of this year at the initiative of a group of lawyers in Ukraine’s war-ravaged Donbass region, of which Lugansk forms a part. Although such a body is not provided for in Ukraine’s constitution, the organizers say the trial was run in accordance with Ukrainian legal procedures and all judges were Ukrainian citizens.

Russian news outlet RIA Novosti reported the list of those convicted as follows:

In addition to [Ukrainian President Petro] Poroshenko, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Alexander Turchynov, the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrey Parubiy, the head of the Defense Ministry Stepan Poltorak and the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko, as well as the former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the acting head Cabinet of Ministers Vladimir Groysman were convicted. All of them were sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment.

Then acting president Turchynov, along with Avakov who was then national security secretary, sent the Ukrainian military into Donbass in April 2014 in response to counter-protests which occupied government buildings there in opposition to the Kiev coup.

Organizing themselves as the “people’s republics” of Donetsk and Lugansk, locals put up armed resistance against the Kiev government forces, which were joined by and still include various right-wing extremist and openly declared neo-Nazi formations. The control exercised by the Ukrainian government over many of these formations can be described as weak at best.

So far the war has killed over 10,000 people, and both sides have been locked in a stalemate since about September 2014, which occasional flare-ups and Ukrainian shelling of the two rebel cities. President Poroshenko has shown no indication of being willing to implement peace agreements he signed with the two republics at Minsk in September 2014 and February 2015.

Although the organizers of the Lugansk war crimes tribunal admit their verdict stands little chance of being implemented in the short term, they plan to pass on all materials from the trial to the Supreme Court of Ukraine which could conduct a legally-recognized proceeding once there is a change of government in Kiev.

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Cheryl Brandon
Cheryl Brandon
September 5, 2018

Great now JAIL THE BLOODY NAZI SUPPORTING CRIMINALS.

cap960
cap960
September 5, 2018

Well that’s some good news for a change.

whatwaysup
whatwaysup
September 5, 2018

Pyat, Ford, Noodleman…sorry, Nuland, McCain, Harding, Biden father and son……I know they have been cited in comments many times but I just wanted to repeat their part in the war crime and let’s not forget false flag MH17…JIT coverup, collusion, Elliot ‘smellarat’ Baggins could get a mention too..

Akit
Akit
September 5, 2018

Great news.

Nikos Yiasou
Nikos Yiasou
September 5, 2018

A similar war crimes tribunal against NATO for its assault on Yugoslavia was set up by former U.S. attorney general Ramsay Clark.
https://iacenter.org/warcrime/indictmt.htm

Stop Bush and Clinton
Stop Bush and Clinton
September 5, 2018

Good start — now do the same to those who organized and paid for that coup — Hitlery Clinton, Victoria Nuland, Barack Obama, and their EU helpers.

Rodney Atkinson
Rodney Atkinson
September 5, 2018

Why don’t they take the case to the International criminal court?

Gio Con
Gio Con
September 5, 2018

I wish their jurisdiction extended to the US — they could add Victoria Nuland, John McCain, Amy Klobuchar, Lindsey Graham, Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama to the list.

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
VeeNarian (Yerevan)
September 5, 2018

The Fatso and his power-hungry Neo-Nazi stuffed gang are responsible for the deaths of more than 100 “beautiful” Donbass babies, the deaths of more than 10,000 Ukrainians and the terrible injuries of thousands more. All to prove their loyalty to “European values” and subservience to the US/EU/NATO gang, who demanded that Russians pay the price for their snatching of Crimea under their greedy noses and so they picked on their own Russian speaking Ukrainian citizens in the Donbass. There is a special place in Hell for these vile creatures, right next to their murderous heroes from WW2. As a British… Read more »

Trauma2000
Trauma2000
September 5, 2018

This is more important than most people realise. This is ‘the precedent’ and the beginning of ‘due process.’ Everything starts with documentation; formalisation of allegations; and the collation of evidence. Do NOT Stop this undertaking. Whether or not it is enforceable in ‘Western Ukraine’ is irrelevant. The process must be started. Same as in Syria; Libya, Iraq. The process must be started. Keep up this work. Do not stop. Formalise all allegations and collate the evidence to back up those allegations.

PHILIP LAFRANCE
PHILIP LAFRANCE
September 5, 2018

Too bad they couldn’t try Valerie Nuland in absentia. She and her neo-liberal/neo-con cohorts are the real culprits behind the coup.

Trauma2000
Trauma2000
Reply to  PHILIP LAFRANCE
September 5, 2018

They can. The U.$. will not recognise it, but they can. Begin the process. Document the allegations and collate the evidence. The process has to start somewhere, and this is where it should start. Begin now.

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