The lawyers of servicemen of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Russian armed forces Evgeniy Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov will ask the court to hear the «policemen» of the so-called «Luhansk people’s Republic» as witnesses for the defense.
As the correspondent UNIAN, about it to journalists after today’s meeting of the Goloseevsky regional court of Kiev in the matter of Alexander and Erofeeva said lawyer Yury Grabovsky.
According to him, with the next hearing, the court will examine the evidence for the defence, and then the lawyers Erofeev and Alexandrov will be offered to the court in a videoconference mode to question 5 «policemen» of the so-called «LNR».
In turn, the Prosecutor Igor Nimchenko stated that such questioning, if it were stated in court by the defenders of Alexander and Erofeeva, impossible.
According to the Prosecutor, in accordance with the procedural legislation of Ukraine, the questioning of witnesses by videoconference is possible only from the premises of prisons or the Ukrainian courts, and since on the territory of «LNR» neither one nor the other is not, then the questioning, according to the Prosecutor, is impossible.
Nimchenko also hoped that the judicial process in the production of Alexander and Erofeeva ends before the end of winter.
The Goloseevsky district court of Kiev will continue consideration of the case of Evgeny Erofeev Russian soldiers and Alexander Alexandrov on 27 January 2016 at 10.30 am.
As the correspondent of Agency «Interfax-Ukraine», at the meeting on Friday, the court has interrogated last witness for the prosecution is the mother of Ukrainian soldier Vadim Pugachev, who was killed during clashes with the raiding party, which included Erofeev and Alexandrov, 16 may 2015 in the Luhansk region.
At following session the court will proceed to examine evidence from the defense and then should start the questioning of witnesses by the defense.
Grabowski noted to reporters that witnesses the defense intends to attract more employees of the so-called «people’s militia LNR».
The lawyer noted that the defense witnesses said the head of the so-called «militia LNR» and four of its employees. He believes that they can be interrogated via videoconference, since the Luhansk region, where they are recognized by the Ukrainian authorities of the territory of Ukraine.
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