The lawyer of Russian Evgeny Erofeev Oksana Sokolovsky said that the defense has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme administrative court of Ukraine To President Petro Poroshenko on the recognition of Russian citizens, seized in the Donbas in may, prisoners of war, which does not allow to apply criminal prosecution.
"Yesterday (Monday) a lawsuit was filed To the President of Ukraine in relation to the recognition of our clients and Erofeeva (Alexander) Alexandrov combatants (prisoners of war) during the Geneva Convention and its protocols due to the fact that they are prisoners of war, and it cannot be used in criminal prosecution in congruence with the norms of the criminal procedure code, because we are parties to these conventions, they are ratified by Ukraine," Sokolovsky said Fins news .
She said that prisoners of war are required to use separate rules for content and sharing. According to Sokolowski, a third party in this lawsuit are the security Service of Ukraine and Prosecutor General's office.
Sokolowski explained that the lawsuit was filed By the state of Ukraine in the person of the President as the guarantor of the Constitution.
"They cannot be used in criminal prosecution due to the fact that they are subject To standards associated with prisoners of war," - said Sokolowski.
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 court then granted the request of the prosecution about the citizens of Russia about the direction of the case for consideration under this in Goloseevsky district court.