The attorneys of the fugitive President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Vitaliy Serdyuk and Igor Fedorenko was transferred to the office of the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier official statement about the necessity of the renewal of the mandate of the monitoring mission of the Council of Europe to investigate crimes on the Maidan. About Serdyuk reported in Facebook.
As can be seen from the scanned copies of the documents published by the lawyer, the appeal of the lawyers of Yanukovych was accepted for consideration on March 29.
According to Serdyuk, in the future, it is expected that the Bundestag and human rights organizations will be submitting an official request to the European Parliament and the OSCE.
This statement, according to Serdyuk, decided to turn to Steinmeier on the results of a series of meetings and negotiations, which Serdyuk and Fedorenko conducted in the last days in Berlin with members of the European Parliament, Bundestag, German politicians and human rights defenders.
«The prosecution of lawyers in Ukraine for their activities, denial of access to justice and pressure on judges, blocking media that actively cover human rights activities, is the manifestation of the blatant disregard for European values, which would be the appropriate response. This situation is a consequence of domination in Ukraine political expediency over human rights in high-profile cases, in particular for square. This can prevent the resumption of the monitoring mission, which was established by the Council of Europe to implement the Agreement on the settlement of crisis in Ukraine of 21 February 2014», – he wrote.
Lawyer Yanukovych reminded that in 2015 the results of the monitoring the mission was a report about the lack of results of the investigation, as well as «preventing him from state-controlled law enforcement agencies.» However, the mandate of the monitoring group of the COE has not been renewed, despite the fact that the investigation has not ended so far.
«It is the lack of external monitoring, personal interest of a number of Ukrainian politicians and the leadership of the GPU in concealing the truth about the shootings on the Maidan leads to the violation of fundamental human rights and the application of crime methods of dealing with lawyers. Leave the situation as it is to lose hope to learn the truth about the shootings on the Maidan and met the official version, to accept public and frankly illegal pressure on lawyers», – said Serdyuk.
Yanukovych was President of Ukraine from 2010 to 2014, after fleeing from the country is Russia. In the Obolon court of Kyiv is considering the case against Yanukovych of treason. He is charged with three articles of the Criminal code of Ukraine: part 5, article 27 (treason), part 2 of article 437 (aiding in waging aggressive war), part 3 of article 110 (aiding and abetting in the violation of the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine that resulted in the death of people or other grave consequences).
The lawyers of Yanukovych and former employees of divisions of militia of special purpose MIA «Berkut» presented in the European Parliament about the facts of counteraction of the Ukrainian authorities in an objective investigation of the Euromaidan. The performance of Ukrainian lawyers on the topic of investigation of shootings at Euromaidan MEPs heard at the meeting on the protection of the rights of lawyers and access to justice in Ukraine, which took place on 22 March in the main building of the European Parliament.
Lawyers Yanukovych gave the President of Germany, the documents about the renewal of the mandate of the monitoring mission to investigate the Affairs of the Maidan 30.03.2018