Protection of the citizen of Ukraine Nikolay Karpuk, who is accused of participating in military operations against the Russian armed forces in Chechnya, appeared in the court to stop criminal case in connection with the lapse of time, said Last news the press-Secretary of the Supreme court of Chechnya, Andarbek Kaimov.
on the first day of the week, the Supreme court of Chechnya began considering the case of Inhabitants of Ukraine Stanislav Cliche and Nicholas Karpuk, suspected of involvement in hostilities on the side of the nationalist organization "Ukrainian national Assembly - Ukrainian national self-defence" (UNA-UNSO) in 1994-1995 against the Russian military.
"in the process of the first hearing the defense of the defendant Karpuk filed a petition on stopping the criminal prosecution under part 1 of article 209 of the criminal code in connection with the expiration of the limitation period of bringing to responsibility under the criminal code," - said the head of the Department.
A decision on the petition of the lawyer Karpuk court will announce on October 13.
first it was claimed that the court of Chechnya has satisfied the petition of protection on the consideration of the case by a jury.
"Jury selection was held behind closed doors. Just take part during the 12 jurors. Formed also the reserve team of six people, " said Khaimov.
reporters were not allowed in the courtroom. For them was broadcasted.
Karpyuk and Clich are charged with leadership and participation in the gang, murder 2 and no less than persons, as well as attempted murder 2 and no less persons in connection with the exercise of his duty. It was aimed in the Supreme court of the Chechen Republic For examination on the merits.
By assumption the investigation, Karpyuk, together with Dmitry Korchinsky and other persons from among the Directors and members of UNA-UNSO arrived from Ukraine to Chechnya, in order from an armed group together with members of gangs operating in the Republic and headed by Aslan Maskhadov and Shamil Basayev, attacks and killings of Residents, soldiers of the Russian Federation and workers of the police organization.
As previously stated the Investigative Committee, carrying out the orders of the Directors of the gang, Karpyuk and Alexander Muzychko led a gang named " Viking ", which also included members of the UNA-UNSO Dmitry Yarosh, Yuri Dolzhenko, Alexander Malofeyev, Stanislav Klich. In the period from December 1994 to January 1995 Karpyuk, Klyh, Malofeyev along with other members of the gang many times actively participated in clashes with soldiers of the Russian Federation within a Presidential Palace, the square of the Moment and the train station of Grozny, which was forcibly deprived of life More than 30 soldiers and 13 military caused the damage to health of varying severity.
The Supreme court of the Russian Federation in November 2014 was included in the list of extremist organizations " Right sector ", "Ukrainian national Assembly - Ukrainian national self-defense" (UNA-UNSO), the Ukrainian organization "Brotherhood" and "Trident behalf of Stepan Bandera and the Ukrainian insurgent army" (UPA). Full list of banned extremist organizations