A Kiev court has spoken to the Ukrainian Ex-President Viktor Yanukovych is guilty of treason. It was proven that he made to the Russia aid for the management of a war of aggression, was the verdict of the judges of the Ukrainian media, according to.

Yanukovych is said to have favored, among other things, to his deposition and the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia. The sentence was not immediately known.

In February 2010, Yanukovych had won the presidential election against the pro-Western government of Yulia Tymoshenko. He was overthrown in the case of Pro-Western protests in February 2014 and fled to Russia.

From the Russian exile Yanukovych took part by video conference in the process. This was already conducted in may 2017 in the absence of the accused. The defense looks at the proceedings as politically motivated. More than 50 high-level witnesses, including the current head of state, Petro Poroshenko, Ex-Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, were interviewed.

The judgment is not yet final. It is the first proceedings against a former head of state in Ukraine.

aev/dpa