DONETSK /Rostov region/, October 15. /Corr. Dmitry Bulanin/. Captured colleagues of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko was more afraid of her than the battalion commander. On Thursday in court told the witness in the case, the mayor of the city of Lutugino in LPR proclaimed Egor Russian, reports Corr. from a court hall.
“Savchenko is a worthy opponent, to defeat such an enemy is an honor for me. I communicated with other prisoners by soldiers of the battalion “Aidar”. They feared her more than the battalion commander, it was Cerberus, which was launched on disagreeing with the commander,” said the Russian.
The capture of Savchenko
Egor Russian also said that Savchenko was taken prisoner after the shelling, which killed Russian journalists.
According to him, he produced a video of the captivity Savchenko. According to him, the shooting was conducted after shelling.
According to him, in captivity Savchenko took his colleagues, he saw her already captive.
“The fire was not on our positions, and before the settlement the metalworker. Were captured soldiers of the Ukrainian army, among whom was Savchenko. It was about 13.00 local time. I approached her when she was already in captivity. She was on her knees and answered the questions. I turned on the camera, she said that she’s not a sniper, and shooter and she has a gun. I turned off the camera and then told me that she was a helicopter pilot and gunner. The clips were shot throughout the day. Later I gave video to journalists,” said the Russian.
He added that he later spoke with Savchenko and she confirmed that is the spotter of fire.
According to him, after being captured Savchenko the firing ceased, and when resumed, was not accurate – the shells landed in the area of kilometer from the positions of the militia. “The armed forces of Ukraine took time to bring new spotters. At about 16.00 Moscow time shelling resumed on our positions”, – said Russian.
Protection Savchenko says that when he carried out the shelling, which killed Russian journalists, Savchenko was already in captivity and could not be a spotter.
The Case Of Hope Savchenko
Consideration on the merits of Nadezhda Savchenko in the Donetsk city court began on 22 September.
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.