Zakharchenko: Poroshenko Will Sit in Jail in Donetsk

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

30th April, 2016


The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko announced the initiation of a criminal case against the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

This was reported by the Donetsk News Agency, who quoted Zakharchenko at a briefing with reporters on Friday.

“I will request that the DPR Ministry of the Prosecutor General and attorney General’s office open a criminal case against the President of Ukraine Poroshenko. Anyone who is guilty of starting the war in Donbass, let them get what they deserve,” stressed the head of DPR. 

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According to him, he also will petition for the opening of criminal cases against the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov and former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

As it became known, the Ministry of State Security has opened a criminal case against Poroshenko. The Ministry reported that the Ukrainian President gave the order on the elimination of the head of DPR Alexander Zakharchenko.

It should also be noted that after the failed assassination of the Ukrainian President, suddenly without explanation the head of the foreign intelligence Service Viktor Hvozd was dismissed. Hvozd is intelligence personnel. At various times he participated in UN peacekeeping missions, was the representative of the Defense Ministry at the permanent mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, and served in the SBU. Since the end of February 2014 he headed the foreign intelligence service.

On the same day it became known that the participants of the contact group agreed to exchange prisoners. This was said by the OSCE representative Martin Sajdik following the meeting in Minsk.

“A humanitarian agreement for the release of detained persons, who would be important to release before Easter, has not been achieved,” — he stated. 

Also, on Friday morning information appeared on the prevention of the assassination attempt on the head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko. As was reported, the saboteurs who infiltrated the DPR from the territory of Ukraine have already been detained. They had intended to detonate an explosive at the shooting range that Zakharchenko regularly visits.

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