DONETSK /Rostov region/, November 18. /Corr. Dmitry Bulanin/. Questioning the victim on the case Savchenko – RTR operator Viktor Denisov continued without the Committee investigator Dmitry Manshina. Manshin previously handled the case of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko, and was present in the courtroom, which caused the protests of the defense, reports Corr. from a court hall.
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The operator VGTRK in court on the case Savchenko told about the shelling that killed the journalists
Questioning Denisov began on Monday via video link from Basmanny court of Moscow. Arrived there one of the lawyers Savchenko mark Feigin. Seeing the investigator who is in the hall, he filed a petition for his removal from the courtroom, as the presence Manshina as an outside observer, could affect the victim. The court refused satisfaction of this petition, as Manshin was not declared as a witness. Savchenko has demanded to declare Manshina as a defense witness and to remove from the court, but this request was not granted.
“Your honor, we ask that the judge at the location of the victim reported whether there are any other persons” – asked one of the lawyers, Ilya Novikov. “The hall is one victim, no one else,” replied the judge of the Moscow court.
The hearing in the case Savchenko continued from September 22.
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.