The court also proclaimed that there was no reason for rehabilitating Stalin, Molotov, Kaganovych, Postyshev, Kosior, Chubar, Hataevych since the pre-trial investigation proved that they had committed the crime determined under part I, of article 442 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The Court confirmed that the investigation of the case was conducted fully and thoroughly, as a result of which was adopted an objective and legitimate decision on forwarding the case to the Kyiv Court of Appeal.
Taking into account the fact that the mentioned above people are already dead, the court closed the criminal case on the grounds laid out in part 1, of article 6 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, i.e. unrehabilitative circumstances.
In compliance with the national and international legislation in force the court found guilty the aforementioned people for committing a crime against humanity. This crime according to the UN Convention “On the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity” of November 26, 1968 (ratified by Ukraine on March 25, 1969) does not have time limitation.
Thus, by the decision of the competent court in accordance with the UN Convention “On the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” of December 9, 1948 the state of Ukraine fulfilled its international obligations as to taking measures on prevention of genocide and punishment for its conducting.
Note: within 7-day-period the court’s decision is subject to cassational complaints, and the prosecutor has the right to submit cassation to the Supreme Court of Ukraine.