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Yanukovych Sent Putin And State Duma Letters Requesting Russia To Send Troops To Ukraine In 2014

Yanukovych Sent Putin And State Duma Letters Requesting Russia To Send Troops To Ukraine In 2014

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych sent two letters requesting Russia to send troops to Ukraine in 2014: one to Russian President Vladimir Putin and one to the Russian State Duma.

Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko announced this at a press conference, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"It turned out that Yanukovych wrote two letters - one to Putin and the other to the Russian State Duma. Therefore, they both served as cover for the Russian occupation of Crimea and subsequent aggression on the territory of Donbas," he said.

According to Lutsenko, the Prosecutor-General's Office has two witnesses: ex-deputies of the Russian State Duma, one of whom voted for the Russian annexation of Crimea and the other against (ex-Russian State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev was the only deputy who voted against the adoption of the federal law on the procedures for incorporating Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation).

Asked about former Russian State Duma Denis Voronenko, who, according to a number of Russian media reports, has been granted Ukrainian citizenship, Lutsenko said that his testimony was very important and that he had no obligations to him.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Prosecutor-General's Office has asked a court to limit the period during which Yanukovych's defense lawyers can study the materials of the treason case against him.

The Chief Military Prosecutor's Office received from the United Nations in January a copy of a statement dated March 2014 in which Yanukovych requested that Russia send troops to Ukraine.


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