The Goloseevsky district court of Kiev continued on Wednesday consideration on the merits, captured in may in the Luhansk region Russian citizens Alexander Alexander and Evgeny Erofeev, reports journalist Last news .
in the courtroom the defendants, lawyers, prosecutors, the Russian Consul, and Authorized media.
at a previous meeting, the court managed to read part of the evidence for the prosecution. The Consul of the Russian Federation in Ukraine Alexey Gross have said before, that is satisfied with the conduct of judicial hearings on business of Russian citizens. According to his statement, is routine work, the parties present their arguments, quite properly fulfilled by a group of judges, prosecutors, defenders.
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 Russian citizens.
the hearing of the case concerning Russian citizens of the Ukrainian police lasted several months from the time of their detention. Originally Erofeev and Alexandrov was charged with suspicion of terrorist activities. In the process of investigation appeared and fresh suspicions: waging aggressive war, illegal border crossing, illegal movement of weapons and ammunition, illegal possession of weapons, illegal entry to the occupied territories, as well as the outbreak of military conflict. According to these articles, they could face imprisonment in jail for the rest of your life.
Ukrainian lawyer Oksana Erofeeva Sokolovsky considers the vast number of these allegations are unfounded. On its vision, it has to be about espionage, smuggling and carrying of weapons, the possible term of imprisonment on these charges - for up to seven years of imprisonment.