DONETSK /Rostov region/, November 18. /Corr. Dmitry Bulanin/. Donetsk city court decided not to disqualify himself from conducting the trial of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko at the request of the lawyers, which they announced after the decision was made to conduct the interrogation of the head proclaimed LNR Igor Carpenter in the closed mode, the correspondent of TASS from the courtroom.
“The court ruled in satisfaction of this petition to deny,” said the judge.
Earlier it was reported that the defense of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko challenged the court. “I declare the withdrawal of the entire panel of judges,” said lawyer Nikolai Polozov. “We suspect you of bias,” said lawyer Ilya Novikov. This petition was filed after the court agreed behind closed doors to question the leader of LPR Igor Plotnitsky.
The head proclaimed Lugansk national Republic (LNR) Igor Carpenter asked the Donetsk city court to hold a closed meeting with his questioning. The Prosecutor supported the request of the head of the Republic. In this regard, the court will hold a closed judicial meeting.
The hearing in the case Savchenko continued from September 22.
What are the charges against Savchenko
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.