MOSCOW, March 13. Western partners of Kiev have used the case of former Ukrainian army Hopes Savchenko in blatantly political purposes, the promotion of her case disproportionate to the situation in which it is located. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in interview to TV channel REN TV.
The representative of the Russian MFA Zakharova: the trial of Savchenko be brought to an end
“The charges brought against Savchenko, very seriously: the intentional participation in the murder of Russian journalists in the conflict zone, he said. Their fate, as has been stressed the Russian foreign Ministry, have little interest in Western blagodetel Kiev, but Savchenko “unwind” and use it personally, perhaps unenviable situation in explicitly political purposes. Apparently, she likes it, and she is actively playing this. It’s their choice”.
According to Lavrov, “promotion goes disproportionately to the situation, as hard as it is, and how serious the charges.” “Already put forward the calls to impose sanctions against Russia, to make “the list Savchenko”, – he added.
The Case Of Hope Savchenko
Savchenko is accused in Russia under three articles UK: “Murder”, “Attempted murder” and “Illegal border crossing”. According to the prosecution, being in the location of a paramilitary battalion “Aydar” on June 17, 2014 near the village Metalist in Lugansk region, it was conducting secret surveillance and correction of shelling the checkpoint of the militia LNR with him were civilians, including three Russian journalists VGTRK. As a result of the shooting, two of them – Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin – were killed.
The trial Savchenko held in Donetsk city court in the Rostov region. The court will announce the verdict on March 21-22. The Prosecutor’s office asks her to be sentenced to 23 years in prison and a fine of 100 thousand rubles.