The lawyer of the former President of Ukraine reported about the disappearance of the original agreement on resolving the crisis, signed by Yanukovych with representatives of the opposition and the EU in February 2014
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Lawyers of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych are unable to get the administration of the incumbent upon of providing for the needs of the investigation by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, certified copies of the agreement on the settlement of the political crisis, signed by former President with representatives of the opposition and the authorities of the countries of the European Union on 21 February 2014. This is stated in received by RBC, the message of the law firm “Aver Lex”, representing the interests of former Ukrainian leader.
In response to the request of the lawyer Yanukovych, the head of the administration Poroshenko said that the requested information have led them on.
“After numerous formal replies, we finally received a response that no such document in the administration of the President no. This agreement is one of the most important evidence in all cases of Viktor Yanukovych, and we do not exclude that the original document was deliberately destroyed by persons who are not interested in the disclosure of the essence of the events of 2014, as the destroyed the evidence of the shootings on the Maidan,” — said representing the interests of Yanukovych”s lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk.
In February 2014, it was reported that Yanukovych, who was then President of Ukraine, signed with Vitali Klitschko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Oleg Tyagnibok of the agreement about ways of an exit of the country from political crisis. The document, signed by heads the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany and Poland Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Radoslaw Sikorski and head of continental Europe Department of the foreign Ministry of France Eric Fournier, provided, in particular, the formation of a national unity government, early presidential elections, the rejection of force and an Amnesty for all protesters.
The signing of the agreement was preceded by hours of negotiations of Yanukovych with foreign Ministers of Germany and Poland, as well as the leaders of the Ukrainian opposition. Negotiator from Russia, this meeting was organized by the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Vladimir Lukin. Later Lukin did not attend the signing of the agreement.
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“This Agreement is the start of the dramatic events and tragedy in Ukraine, which occurred in 2014, and continues today. If the terms of this agreement were fulfilled by the opposition and the European guarantors, in Ukraine it was not used neither war, nor the dead, nor of the events in the East of the country, and we would not have lost Crimea”, — said Serdyuk.
According to him, of all the signatories of the agreement commitments fulfilled only Yanukovych.
Activists of the Maidan terms with Yanukovych signed agreements in 2014 are not satisfied, the protesters demanded the immediate resignation of the President. The same day Yanukovych left Kiev, after which the Verkhovna Rada laid performance of the duties of President to Oleksandr Turchynov. On 24 February, Yanukovych was removed to the territory of Russia. For several ensuing weeks, he declared the independence of Crimea, held all-Crimean referendum on its status and announced the annexation of Crimea to Russia and in the Donbass was proclaimed the creation of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. To suppress anti-government protests, the new government of Ukraine began a military operation. May 25, 2014 held an extraordinary presidential elections, won Petro Poroshenko.