Donetsk regional court in Rostov region is to begin hearing on the merits of the case of Nadiia Savchenko, the defense lawyer of Ukrainian pilot Illia Novikov stated.
The court meeting will be publicly open, the prosecutor will announce charges. The interrogation of victims, relatives of the murdered journalists, witnesses and experts is to begin.
"Apparently, Nadiia Savchenko will testify before the prosecution in order to get a chance to present some of hers evidence. We want our point of view on the events to be sounded the first," the lawyer said.
Moreover, Novikov noted that the defense of Nadiia Savchenko wants to return Russian prosecutors to the question of "why do they believe that they have the right to judge someone for a crime committed on the territory of Ukraine, as far as they believe that it was committed by Ukrainians against the Ukrainians".
"In addition to the fact of Russian journalists loss, there are also 6 more victims from the local residents," - he concluded.
As it was reported before, Moscow Court of Appeal recently extended the arrest of Nadiia Savchenko until 30th of September. Also, the Moscow City Court rejected the defense motion to postpone further hearings upon Savchenko`s case in Moscow. In the future, the case will be considered by Donetsk District Court of Rostov region.
To the knowledge, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, former Ukrainian Armed Forces service person Nadiia Savchenko is accused of killing two employees of Russian television, which in past year in summer were under Luhansk without the permission of the Ukrainian authorities.
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