High specialized court of Ukraine for civil and criminal cases (the Highest specialcourt) began meeting on the issue on determining the place of the court over Russians Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov, detained in Ukraine in may.
Ukrainian Military in the Donbass tied like 2 Russian military on may 16. In the Russian defense Ministry said that the detainees - Alexander Erofeev and - are residents of the Russian Federation, but at the time of detention they were not active military personnel military power of the Russian Federation. More recently, the court in Kiev passed the decision on placing under arrest of citizens of Russia, they were brought a variety of charges, including terrorism and incitement to military conflict. The first meeting of the court in the preparatory part of the process (preparatory meeting) took place in Kiev on 29 September, after this part the court will start consideration of the case of citizens of Russia on the merits.
in the process of preparatory meetings for the lawyers and Erofeeva Alexandrov petitioned the court to transfer the case from Kiev to Lugansk region from-for infringements of legal rules in determining the Kiev forum. Review of lawyers, the trial of the Russians, on the jurisdiction is required to participate in the Novoaydarsky region of the Luhansk region, not in Kiev, as there was imputed to them the crime.
The prosecution insists on the impossibility of the court upon the scene in connection with the ongoing military operation in the Donbas region and, as a consequence, the lack of security guarantees. Ultimately, the court decided that the court is obliged to find out the court of appeal, who soon gave the case to the Highest specialcourt for choice of jurisdiction.