The Donetsk city court of the Rostov region (the Russian Federation) has sentenced a Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko to 22 years of imprisonment.
The verdict announced by Presiding Judge Leonid Stepanenko, a lawyer Nikolay Polozov reported on his Twitter (RU).
The verdict Nadia Savchenko contains the final penalty of 22 years in prison. The punishment is considered to begin since her arrest on June 30, 2014.
The court withdrew the pilot an accusation of firing on civilians.
“The court has decided to discontinue the criminal proceedings against Savchenko on charges of attempted murder of six civilians in the Luhansk region, as this deal is outside of the jurisdiction of the Russian court,” said the presiding judge Leonid Stepanenko.
At the same time, the court finds Nadia’s guilt to be confirmed, and does not believe in the testimony of witnesses confirming that at the time of the fire the Ukrainian aviator have already been in captivity.
“Savchenko’s guilt is confirmed by the testimony of victims and witnesses who have no substantial contradictions,” said Stepanenko.
Previously was also reported that the court hasn’t admitted Savchenko’s immunity as a PACE delegate.
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