Kyiv’s Podil district court now considers the case of Ihor Plotnitsky, the leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. Kyiv city prosecutor’s office reported this on October 11.
First, the court will interview the victim, then the witnesses of the prosecution; next, the evidence will be analyzed.
17 eyewitnesses are to testify against Plotnitsky. On October 21, MP and former officer of Ukraine’s Air Force Nadiya Savchenko, her sister and mother will testify, too.
Previously, Plotnitsky was charged with committing a terrorist act, kidnapping and holding hostage Ukraine’s military officer Nadiya Savchenko.
Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine sent indictments in the criminal proceedings to the court against six "officers" of the "LPR military and political bloc" in August 2016. SBU officers have documented anti-Ukrainian activity of the three self-appointed "ministers" and three representatives of the "power block". They are charged with the promotion of a terrorist organization; committing actions aimed at forcible change or overthrow of the constitutional order or the seizure of state power; intentional acts committed aimed at changing the borders of the territory or the state borders of Ukraine, for violation of the order established by the Constitution of Ukraine. Plotnytsky is among them.