The former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych blamed the constitutional revolution in 2010, which had been illegally expanded the authority of the President. This was reported in his Facebook public Prosecutor of the country Yury Lutsenko.
Because of the events of 2010, Yanukovych was brought another criminal case. He was suspected of committing the constitutional coup that led to the seizure of state power. Defendant in this case was also the former Minister of justice Oleksandr Lavrynovych.
According to investigators, writes Lutsenko, Yanukovych and his associates expanded the powers of the head of state by reducing the role of Parliament and government, and also illegally made changes to the constitutional laws of the country.
In Ukraine Yanukovych is suspected of committing crimes under three articles of the criminal code on state treason, encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and waging aggressive war. The ex-President refused to come to Kiev, passing the trial of treason, calling the proceedings “a sham”.
Yanukovych was President of Ukraine from 2010 to 2014. After the change of power in the Euromaidan mass protests in Kyiv and other cities, he left the country. Now the politician is in Russia on the basis of granted him temporary asylum.