MOSCOW, March 9. Lawyers of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko make provocative statements instead of objective analysis of the evidence presented. About it on air of TV channel “Russia 1” said the senior Prosecutor of Department for supervision over investigation of particularly important cases of the Prosecutor General’s office, representing the prosecution at the trial Savchenko, Paul Filipchuk.
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“The criminal case Hope Savchenko, of course, stands out from other cases. The reason for that – not the nationality of the accused, and, above all, unprecedented pressure on the investigation and on the court, not only Ukrainian officials and their curators, and the media. A considerable share of responsibility and the lawyers are making provocative statements instead of participating in objective review of the evidence,” said Paul Filipchuk.
He stressed that “their conscience” are “all sorts of disinformation in the media, taken out of context of the individual case and the relevant interpretation and comments”.
Savchenko is accused under three articles of the criminal code: “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 of Metalist in Luhansk region, Savchenko 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.
Donetsk city court in the Rostov region intends to announce a sentence Savchenko 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.