Saakashvili to testify on case of former-Berkut officer

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to lawyer, the questioning will take place on February 13
18:50, 31 January 2018

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Svyatoshynsky District Court of Kyiv calls Mikheil Saakashvili, the leader of ‘Rukh Novykh Syl’ Party to testify on the case of the former Berkut officer. Oleksandr Horoshynsky, the lawyer of the former soldiers of ‘Berkut’ Detachment claimed this as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

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‘Today the court made a decision on the call for the questioning of Saakashvili due to the appeal of the prosecution. Also, the application of Saakashvili that he wants to come to the court to testify and that his testimony concerns the Italian movie with the Georgian snipers and point that Saakashvili is involved in this case was attached to the appeal of the prosecution. The defense raised the issue on the questioning of Saakashvili after the questioning of the witnesses, the citizens of Georgia. But the decision was made and we hope that Saakashvili will come and testify properly on February 13’, he said.

As we reported the court in ex-Berkut case satisfied the request to question the Georgian “snipers” regarding shooting during Euromaidan

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Earlier the film-investigation where a few people call themselves Georgians and confirm to be snipers who shot the protesters and the law enforcers in February 2014 during the Euromaidan was published by the Italian internet-portal Gli Occhi Della Guerra.

The film showed the anchorman of the Italian 5 TV channel that is the top asset of Mediaset S.p.A, the media holding owned by Silvio Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister of Italia. Gli Occhi Della Guerra founded in 2013 that specializes in the military news is also connected to Berlusconi.

The preliminary check showed that the film broadcasted at the Italian 5 TV channel under the name ‘Ukraine – hidden truths’ is a fake. Sergy Horbatyuk, the Head of the Department on Special Investigations claimed this at the briefing. 

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