Savchenko case: court rejects defendant’s motion to recuse the judges

18:49, 24 September 2018

Nadiya Savchenko had her appeal to recuse the judges dismissed. This is the court’s decision, as the jury considers the case of the Ukrainian MP and the former combat pilot of Ukraine’s Air Force. During the previous court session, Savchenko and her lawyers asked to remove the judges, saying they did not trust them.

As is known, this spring, Savchenko was arrested under several charges, including an attempt of coup d’état and preparation of terrorist acts in the government quarter in the downtown Kyiv.