Protection Savchenko does not know how many will provide evidence and when the sentence will be passed

Protection Savchenko does not know how many will provide evidence and when the sentence will be passed


ROSTOV-ON-DON, December 11. /Corr. Dmitry Bulanin/. The defense of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko’t know how much the court will allow to provide evidence of her innocence and therefore is difficult to say when the verdict would be. The journalists said the lawyer Ilya Novikov.

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The prosecution on 3 December finished to provide your evidence. On the same day, the lawyers gave the court to explore the list of its witnesses for questioning and the case materials. Prosecutors objected to study the alleged evidence and questioning witnesses and submitted its list of evidence that may, in their opinion, to provide protection. The court agreed with prosecutors, however, said that lawyers will have the opportunity to revisit the issue.

“We don’t know when will be finished the court and when the verdict would be. It go to the most contradictory opinions. One source said with certainty that before the new year, another said that before the new year will not be. Both are reliable sources. The defense is 900 pages, which are useful to read. If they are not reading these pages, then, our evidence is small, if will be read, the volume of great. How to evaluate?”, – said Novikov.

The evidence obtained “not by procedure”

He explained that three judges refused to attach to the evidence which had been found by protection. As an example he mentioned the photo that gave the court the defense witness is the defendant’s sister, Vera Savchenko.

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“The prosecution claims that Nadezhda Savchenko went on some kind of tower – a radio tower, which was something to see. In fact, no pictures of that tower. And a reasonable question – how do? But there was a way, the drone launched, flew up to this place, everything took off. You can clearly see that with this place you see nothing. The road goes in the direction Metalist and hides behind the forest. Journalists and the place where they died, in principle, impossible to see,” said the lawyer.

The photo had not been added to the case, explaining that she received “not by procedure”. “This is a really silly phrase that is pronounced every time that protection is found. Procedure is if we (the court – ed.) request. So please ask – and we do not want”, – said the lawyer.

“We’re in court last time (when the evidence was presented by the prosecution – ed.) watched the video of a man who claims that Savchenko hit him. To call this person and check it out because it is not available. When he says that Savchenko was in another place and the matter is not relevant, but the video we’re watching, because the fact it has added an investigator,” explained the lawyer.

He noted that while the trial of his client cannot be called a court in an accusatory manner. “The court in an accusatory manner – when and only listen to the sentence then appreciate the other side. When the court is in the “not attached from protection”, it is called a little differently – it’s just not the court. Court just not,” he said.

The defense will not challenge the decision of the court

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According to the lawyer, whatever the decision of the Donetsk city court, the protection of his challenge will not. This decision was made by their client. “She (Savchenko) will not give the Russian justice a chance to change your mind and something to improve for the simple reason that she didn’t deserve it. Therefore, this court will be the last trial in Russia. All other methods are purely political,” – said Novikov.

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.