Lawyers Savchenko suggested that killed the VGTRK journalists could be a militia


DONETSK /Rostov region/, October 26. /Corr. Dmitry Bulanin/. Lawyers of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko doubts that journalists VGTRK killed in June 2014 near the city of Lugansk, have performed their professional duties, and suggested that they could be the militia.

This was during a meeting of the Donetsk city court said lawyer mark Feigin.

This assumption is expressed by the lawyer during the questioning of a prosecution witness Novel Khrolenko – operator of the First channel, which also worked under Lugansk in 2014.

“We raise the issue of accreditation of journalists to determine what they were doing there. Perhaps they together with the militia performed other functions – not professional. Perhaps they were militia,” – said Feigin.

The hearing in the case Savchenko

On Monday in Donetsk city court continues hearings on the case of Nadezhda Savchenko, which began on 22 September.

According to the investigation, as an officer of the armed forces of Ukraine, while the location of a paramilitary battalion “Aydar” on June 17, 2014 near the village of Metallist, Slavyanoserbsk district, Luhansk region, Savchenko was conducting secret surveillance and correction of shelling the checkpoint of the militia LNR with him were civilians, including three citizens of the Russian Federation – correspondents VGTRK. In the shelling of journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin were killed.