DONETSK /Rostov region/, November 18. /Corr. Dmitry Bulanin/. The interrogation of the head proclaimed Lugansk national Republic (LNR) Igor Carpenter on the case of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko, accused of involvement in the murder of Russian journalists, has begun in Donetsk city court, the correspondent of TASS from the courtroom.
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Donetsk court did not disqualify himself from conducting the trial in the case Savchenko
Chapter proclaimed LNR personally came to court.
According to investigators, Carpenter, being the commander of a battalion of militia “Zarya”, was instructed to release Savchenko from captivity and transported to a safe place. Itself Savchenko asserts that she was kidnapped and forcibly removed to the territory of the Russian Federation. Protection Savchenko calls Carpenter a key witness in her case.
The interrogation of the Carpentry is closed.
Earlier, the Prosecutor and the judge supported the request of Carpenter to conduct his interrogation behind closed doors out of security concerns. The defense and the defendant objected, arguing that he is not threatened.
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Questioning the victim on the case Savchenko continued without the investigator, who was her business
Donetsk city municipal court authorized protection of former Ukrainian army to conduct an audio recording of the interrogation of Igor Carpentry. Opposition by the state prosecutors.
“Prosecutors illegally require the actors to stop making notes and audio recording during the interrogation of Carpentry,” he wrote on Twitter lawyer Nikolai Polozov.
“The accusation is denied. However, we restrict the disclosure of evidence Carpenter”, – wrote the lawyer, mark Feigin.
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.