The indictment in the criminal proceeding against Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko and the former leader of Officer Corps Centre Volodymyr Ruban was passed to the Supreme Court, as the press office of Kyiv Court of Appeal reported.
March 29, 2019, the panel of judges of Kyiv Court of Appeal has partially satisfied the submission of the acting Chairman of Kyiv Solomensky Court on defining the territorial jurisdiction of the criminal proceeding against Savchenko and Ruban. The indictment in the criminal proceeding against Savchenko and Ruban was sent to the Supreme Court to define the jurisdiction.
“By this decision, the panel of judges considered that Kyiv Court of Appeal has no right to decide whether the criminal proceeding against Savchenko and Ruban should be sent to another court, as, according to the indictment, criminal violations were committed within the territorial jurisdiction of different courts of appeal,” the message reads.
March 22, Savchenko was deprived of parliamentary immunity. The Ukrainian MPs also allowed her detention and arrest.
Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General, claimed that he had proof that Savchenko planned an armed coup d'état, which would have led to mass civilian casualties. In particular, according to the information of the Prosecutor General's Office, she planned to shell Kyiv with a grenade launcher. Furthermore, together with earlier detained Volodymyr Ruban she is suspected of an organization of assassination of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
As we reported earlier, Savchenko took a polygraph testing. The Security Service of Ukraine claimed that the psychological forensic examination with the use of the polygraph of MP Nadiya Savchenko confirmed her intentions of committing the coup d'état, particularly the commitment of the terrorist act in the governmental quarter and the Ukrainian Parliament.
December 13, Kyiv Court postponed the consideration of Savchenko’s case due to her bad state of health. Savchenko stated that she had partial loss of hearing and vision.