A police lieutenant colonel, working in the police force until his arrest this month, has been remanded in custody on suspicion of involvement in the killing of 39 Euromaidan protesters in Kyiv on Feb 20, 2014. Oleh Yanishevsky was deputy commander of the Kyiv Berkut special force unit in Feb 2014 and lawyers representing Euromaidan victims or their families call this the most significant arrest thus far.
ODESSA - The vehicle jumped along the cracked and buckled road that runs from Odessa toward Romania, which is part of the European Union.
Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spoke to BBC television in Moscow in his first extended interview with Western media since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. After the program aired, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service asked residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk what they thought of the interview and of the ex-president himself.
Ukraine's disgraced former president, Viktor Yanukovych, has accepted some of the blame for the killings of scores of protesters that led to his downfall in February 2014. "I don't deny my responsibility," he told BBC Newsnight's Gabriel Gatehouse in an interview that aired on June 22, when asked about the shooting of protesters at Kyiv's Independence Square, commonly known as the Maidan.
Editor's Note: Viktor Yanukovych is the gift that keeps on giving -- to comedians. In honor of the recent BBC Newsnight interview given to Gabriel Gatehouse in Moscow, we are replaying some of the most buffoonish moments in the history of Ukraine's fourth president, who fled power on Feb. 22, 2014. It would be funny if his rule hadn't been so tragic -- more than 100 EuroMaidan Revolution demonstrators murdered and up to $40 billion stolen from Ukraine's treasury, allegedly by Yanukovych and his cronies, many of whom are living in exile, like he is, in Moscow. The following Kyiv Post classic was originally published on Feb. 25, 2014, what would have been the fourth anniversary of Yanukovych's term in office.
Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych has said that he accepts some responsibility for the killings that led to his fall in February 2014.
Editor's Note: The following is ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's interview with BBC Newsnight's Gabriel Gatehouse.
Ukraine’s fugitive former president, Viktor Yanukovych who is wanted by Interpol and Ukrainian authorities on charges of large-scale embezzlement from Ukraine, has spoken to BBC Newsnight in Russia.
The Public Prosecutor's Office (PGO) has drawn up a letter of notification that Viktor Yanukovych and several officials are suspected of illegally seizing state property - buildings and facilities of the Puscha Vodytsia complex of the Mezhyhirya Tract, and land parcels of over 100 hectares.
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin has called on Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock to review the decision which rejected putting former high-ranking officials and Berkut riot police officers on the international wanted list.
A tent camp set up on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv by demonstrators protesting against President Petro Poroshenko was dismantled by unknown attackers early on June 8.
The EU has extended sanctions on two former ministers and a businessman over suspicion of embezzlement. The son of former President Yanukovych was dropped from the list after drowning earlier this year.
The European Union has extended sanctions imposed on three people Ukraine suspects of having embezzled funds under former President Viktor Yanukovych, according to a legal notice published on June 6.
Natalya Poklonskaya, prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea, has initiated yet more criminal proceedings over pre-annexation events, once again targeting Euromaidan activists. The message is clear: all Crimeans who supported Euromaidan should leave the peninsula, or face prison sentences on legally absurd charges.
One year after Viktor Yanukovych was ousted, his methods remain firmly entrenched in the reality of Ukrainian life. Despite the country’s Revolution of Dignity and continued Russian aggression against Ukraine, local oligarchs have become even more powerful and influential, and pose a significant threat to Ukraine’s European development. Oligarchs control the state apparatus, mass media, and whole sectors of industry. Therefore, they can simply put the brakes on reform as soon as their financial interests are threatened.
The EU sanctions against ex-head of the administration of former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, Andriy Kliuyev, and his brother, independent MP Serhiy Kliuyev, have been extended, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin has said.
BRUSSELS - Representatives of EU member states and employees of the Council of the European Union continue to study the situation with sanctions against former senior officials of Ukraine, a representative of the EU Council told Interfax-Ukraine.
For a year after the demise of his boss, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's deputy chief of staff was barred from the European Union, part of the punishment for the ousted leader and senior allies suspected of stealing public funds before he was brought down by street protests.
France will provide assistance to Ukraine in searching the property and assets of Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.