What you need to know about the process Savchenko and Grushnikov. Key facts

Что нужно знать о процессах Савченко и ГРУшников. Главные факты

The process of exchange of Russian soldiers of Alexander and Erofeeva on the Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko entered the final phase. According to unofficial information, Petro Poroshenko has already pardoned the FCU-schnick, and in Rostov was followed by their exchange for the Ukrainian. Some media wrote that Savchenko was flying to Ukraine, but evidence either from lawyers or from the leadership of Ukraine yet.

We offer you to recall the most important facts about two high-profile processes.

Case Savchenko

Ukrainian pilots Savchenko was captured by Pro-Russian terrorists in the ATO zone in Eastern Ukraine in mid-June 2014 the Result in the RF servicemen accused in the murder of Russian journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin. In addition, according to investigators, she illegally crossed the state border of the Russian Federation. The lawyers and the defendant insisted on her innocence. Protection notes that the pilot was captured before the shelling that killed the journalists, and she was forcibly taken to Russia. Lawyers have repeatedly stated that in business there are a lot of inconsistencies.

On March 3, after completion of the pleadings the court gave Savchenko to speak with the last word and postponed the meeting. On the same day it published its last word, which she again said: “do Not admit any guilt nor sentence, neither the Russian court”.

The sentence Savchenko began to publish on March 21. This meeting lasted almost 8 hours. The next day, the court continued to read the verdict and recognized the Ukrainian woman guilty of complicity in the murder of Russian journalists and illegal crossing of the border. According to the verdict, the court ordered her sentence to the 18 years in prison for the murder of the Russian journalists of VGTRK Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, to 10 years imprisonment for the attempt on the life of the inhabitants of the so-called “Luhansk Republic” and a fine of 80 thousand rubles for illegal border crossing, which was reduced to 30 thousand rubles, given the finding of Ukrainka in custody since 30 June 2014.

By partial addition of punishments Savchenko was sentenced to sentenced to 22 years of imprisonment with punishment serving in a colony of General regime.

Immediately after this, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the readiness to exchange the FCU-schnick Savchenko.

Process Grushnikov

Captain Evgeny Erofeev and Sergeant Alexander Alexandrov on the evening of 16 may 2015 captured by Happiness Luhansk region. The road was a gunshot fracture of the femur, the Erofeev – wound of the right shoulder. In the self-proclaimed “Luhansk people’s Republic” and called them “militia fighters”.

In conversation with representatives of the OSCE special forces reported that military personnel were in Ukraine they were sent to explore, but did not participate in the fighting. However, according to the General staff of the APU, Grushnikov detained during armed clashes, while one Ukrainian soldier was killed and three others injured.

The defense Ministry said that Alexander Yerofeyev and at that time there was military personnel, military lawyers reported that their clients were serving under contract in the “people’s militia LNR”.

May 22, 2015 the court has chosen both the special forces a measure of restraint in form of arrest. On 17 September they were handed indictments and 10 November began a judicial review of the merits. Each of them were charged with waging aggressive war, supporting the activities of the terrorist organization, the movement across the border of Ukraine of weapons and ammunition, violation of order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, the possession, storage and transfer of firearms, ammunition without lawful authority and committing a terrorist act, that is, the use of weapons to provoke military conflict, international complications, which led to the death of a person.

At the trial they pleaded not guilty. The public prosecution asked for 15 years imprisonment.

April 18, special forces read out the sentence of 14 years imprisonment with confiscation of property.

Grushnikov were found guilty of waging aggressive war, the creation of a terrorist group or organization, the Commission of a terrorist act.

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