Protection of members of spetsnaz of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Federation Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov declared the intention to call as a witness in further consideration of the cases of the clients in Goloseevskiy district court of Kyiv, a prominent journalist, TV presenter Savik Shuster.
At the hearing on Monday 23 November, which continues the examination of evidence and materials provided by the prosecution, was shown the video of the interview, which was taken from Russian soldiers Schuster when they were in the hospital after the arrest, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
The lawyer Erofeev Oksana Sokolovsky said, because during the communication with defendants, the journalist could become known to some circumstances, the lawyers at the relevant stage of the process will declare a petition to challenge Shuster in court as a witness.
It also became known that the Supreme administrative court of Ukraine returned for the second time claims lawyers members of spetsnaz GRU Erofeev and Alexandrov on the recognition of their prisoners of war.
«The court decided to return the plaintiffs’ claims because they have not eliminated the deficiencies in their claims», — said the press service of the court.
In ruling notes that lawyers Erofeev and Alexandrov did not indicate what actions or omissions by the Respondent, in their claims to the President of Ukraine, they consider illegal and is a violation of the President of Ukraine of individual rights, freedoms or legitimate interests of Erofeeva and Alexandrov.
In a press-service Vasu informed that a decision on the petition of lawyer Erofeev Oksana Sokolovsky may be revised in the Supreme court of Ukraine and a decision on the petition of the lawyer Alexandrov Yury Grabovsky «does not preclude re-treatment in administrative court».
As reported, the Sergeant of the Russian Main intelligence Directorate (GRU) Alexandrov and captain GRU Erofeev were detained on 16 may in the zone of military operations near the city Happiness (Luhansk region) while attempting to seize a strategic bridge. One of the detainees was wounded in the arm, another in the leg. The detainees were transferred to Kiev, in the Main clinical hospital of the Ministry of defense. On may 29, they were taken for elective surgery.
On 19 may Ukrainian investigators announced the detainee is suspected of committing crimes under article 258-3 of the criminal code of Ukraine for participation in terrorist activity so-called «LNR», and on Friday, may 22, Shevchenkivsky district court of Kyiv chose a measure of restraint in form of detention.
In the official document of the Ministry of defense of Russia refused from the fighters of the GRU Alexander Alexander and Evgeny Erofeev.
In the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) stated that Ukraine considers the detained in the Luhansk region soldiers of the GRU of the Russian General staff, captain Erofeev and Sergeant Alexandrov terrorists, but will provide them with all necessary legal and medical assistance.
In late July, the detainees were transferred from the hospital to the remand prison of Kyiv.
In early August Deputy of the Procurator General of Ukraine — chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios said that these special forces will impose suspicion for the preparation and unleashing of armed conflict (war) on the territory of Ukraine: «Due to the realization of the criminal plan hybrid war to the single intent were sent to both the actions of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation committed in the past year and the actions of members of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation of Alexander and Erofeev. Here a single intent. Against them, indictments will be precisely sent to court, and they will also be charged and it is declared suspicion in article 437 for participating in aggressive war and military conflict».
Thus, Matios gave to understand that the issue of a possible exchange of these Russian soldiers.
September 29, Goloseevskiy district court of Kyiv has extended by 60 days (21 November – ed.) the measure of restraint in form of detention of Russian Evgeny Erofeev Grosnica and Alexander Alexandrov.
October 15, the High specialized court for civil and criminal cases has determined that it Erofeev and Alexandrov will consider the Goloseevsky district court of Kiev.
Protection Grouchnikov decided to call the Shuster as a witness 23.11.2015