Court to announce ruling in case against Lutsenko on Yuschenko poisoning on August 17

Print version
Aug. 10, 2012, 5:21 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Kyiv's Pechersky District Court will announce its ruling on the case against former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on August 17.
© Kostyantyn Chernichkin


The Interfax-Ukraine News Agency – a company belonging to the Interfax Information Services international group – has been an information provider in the political and economic information market of Ukraine since 1992.

Kyiv's Pechersky District Court will announce its ruling on the case against former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, who is charged with negligence when signing an order to extend the surveillance of Valentyn Davydenko, a driver of former deputy head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Volodymyr Satsiuk, on August 17 at 08.15.

According to an Interfax-Ukraine reporter, the presiding judge in the case, Hanna Medushveska, said this before leaving for a decision room following a debate on the case on Friday.

On February 27, 2012, Pechersky District Court in Kyiv found Lutsenko guilty of committing official crimes and sentenced him to four years in prison, with confiscation of his property.

The essence of the charges lies in the fact that Lutsenko, while serving as interior minister, allegedly facilitated the accrual of an illegal pension for his driver, Leonid Prystupliuk, the allocation of housing to him, as well as his inclusion in the operational services department.

The court also found the ex-minister guilty of misusing public money for the celebration of the Police Day at the Ukraine National Palace in 2008-2009.

Lutsenko was detained on December 26, 2010.

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.