Markin: Savchenko verdict can be rendered before the end of the year


MOSCOW, December 4. The sentence of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko can be delivered before the end of the year. This was reported by the official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Vladimir Markin.

He recalled that currently the case Savchenko is being heard in the Donetsk court of the Rostov region. “Its consideration is in the final stage. I think by the end of the year will be a sentence. And I something tells that it will be severe,” – said Markin on the radio station “Vesti. FM”. He recalled that under Russian law she is charged with serious crimes, including murder.

He recalled that under Russian law she is charged with serious crimes, including murder. According to the investigation, during hostilities near Lugansk in June 2014, Savchenko, who was officer of the armed forces of Ukraine, militarized from the location of the battalion “Aydar” conducted covert surveillance and correction of shelling the checkpoint of the militia LNR with him were civilians, including three Russian citizens – employees of VGTRK. In the shelling of journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin were killed.

The hearing in the case Savchenko continued from September 22. On 3 December the public prosecution has completed the presentation of evidence in the case.