The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine has prepared the message on suspicion to the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the framework of the investigation of abuse of authority and official powers in relation to the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan).
«During the preliminary investigation collected enough evidence of involvement in the Commission of a criminal offense under part 2 article 146 of the criminal code of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, in connection with than November 16, 2016 in the production of the composed message on suspicion of the latter and is currently taking measures for its proper delivery», — said the press service of the Prosecutor General on Wednesday 16 November.
The Ministry recalled that the Department on investigation of crimes committed by criminal organizations, carries out pre-judicial investigation in criminal proceedings under part 2 of article 146 (illegal imprisonment or kidnapping) and part 1 of article 365 (abuse of power or office powers employee of law enforcement body) the criminal code of Ukraine upon excess of the power and authority by former senior officials (Yanukovych, former interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko, people’s Deputy Vadim Novinsky and former chief of the Kiev militia Valery Koryakand other law enforcement officers of Kiev, in false imprisonment personal assistant of Metropolitan Volodymyr (Sabodan), Metropolitan of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky and Vishnevsky Alexander (drabinko).
In turn, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko at the meeting of the Procedural Committee of the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday, November 16, talked about the investigation of history with the pressure of Yanukovych: «Yanukovych … tried to appoint to the highest ecclesiastical office of his people… with No way to legally remove Sabodan, Yanukovych has decided to provide the abdication Sabodan… and the appointment of Metropolitan Anthony (the Chancellor of the UOC (MP) Metropolitan of Borispol and Brovary Antony (Pakanich)) …which would affect the public mood».
According to him, Yanukovych gave Novinsky «order for the removal of Vladimir.»
The attorney General said that Zakharchenko instructed the Koryak to collect data about the people close to Metropolitan Vladimir. Thus, the Minister of internal Affairs had illegally imprisoned Bishop Alexander (drabynko), which would force the head of the UOC (MP) to renounce his post.
According to the public Prosecutor, Zakharchenko has forced society to write a statement about the provision of security measures in the form of protection of judicial militia «Griffin», and essentially «escort». The Koryak in turn, ensured the implementation of this decision and «organized his isolation from society.»
«In fact, the security has developed into a convoy,» — said Lutsenko.
Then Koryak «instructed «Griffin» to keep society in the room of the hotel «Opera», that is illegally deprived of his liberty», then he changed the place of retention.
In addition, Zakharchenko demanded from the society to persuade the Metropolitan to renounce.
«All of these events are confirmed by the testimony (in the case),» — said Lutsenko.
He also said that on September 5, 2013 was the meeting of V. Yanukovych, V. Novinsky, Metropolitan Vladimir and his assistant, a society where «Yanukovych laid responsibility for the further illegal withholding drabinko on Novinsky, with which the latter agreed.»
«The MP is well aware of the difference between the guard and the convoy,» — said the Prosecutor General.
According to him, from September to December 2013 Novinsky provided over the phone to Koryak information about the location of society (recorded 40 connections to mobile numbers Novinsky to the number of Koryak).
We will remind, on September 13, the Prosecutor General’s office questioned the Primate of the UOC (MP) Metropolitan Onufriy as a witness in the case of illegal detention ex-the head of UOC (MP) Volodymyr and Metropolitan society.
«According to the investigation, that Yanukovych ordered the former Minister of internal Affairs Zakharchenko to deprive of freedom and Beatitude Vladimir, and Metropolitan society in order to force the deceased Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate to resign in favor of a person close to Yanukovych,» — said Lutsenko.
«Society points to things that can change the procedural status of the witness is the current MP of Novinsky — Yes, there was a confrontation between them. Currently undergoing the final interrogation of several important parties, and we will take a decision on the status Novinsky, if there are grounds to charge him, it will be shown,» — said the Prosecutor General.
Lutsenko: Yanukovych instructed Novinsky to eliminate Vladimir. The GPU was prepared to ex-President suspected 16.11.2016