The statement-the appeal of Viktor Yanukovych to Russian President Vladimir Putin to send troops to Ukraine was signed by the former Ukrainian President, and that the document of the Russian Federation tried in the UN to justify its intervention. This was during a meeting of the Obolon court in the case of treason Yanukovych said the former permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN Yuriy Sergeyev, reports “Ukrainian truth”.
So, answering the question of the lawyer Yanukovych about how contained is this document signed, Sergeyev said, “the Signature was there”.
The lawyer asked, why the interrogation Protocol Sergeyev, held January 5, 2017 in new York in pre-trial investigation, contains to him that the signature was not there. Sergeev explained that at first couldn’t see what was on the sheet of paper, which shook the representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin.
“It’s a place where I was in the meeting room of the UNSC, I only saw Churkin showed the audience a sheet of paper, but the content of the text I with distance is not seen,” – said Sergeyev.
He stated that he was able to read the document only after the meeting. After Churkin showed the letter, he could be consulted in the Secretariat of the UN security Council, said Sergeyev.
Mention was whether this appeal is the legal effect, Sergeev said that Russia used this document to justify their invasion of Ukraine. So, on the basis of a letter of Yanukovych, Putin appealed to the Federation Council, which agreed to send troops to Ukraine.
“The statement was used (by Russia – Ed.) for legitimate action under the UN,” said the former Ambassador.
“What then did the Russian government, is the justification that has already occurred. It’s manipulation,” – said Sergeyev.
We will remind, Yanukovych’s appeal of the entry of Russian troops in Ukraine was granted the status of an official document of the UN security Council, said in the interrogation Sergeev.
Earlier in the meeting Obolon district court of Kyiv the Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko read directed in March 2014, a letter of Yanukovych to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which Yanukovych asks to send troops to Ukraine.