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Ukrainian ex-pilot Savchenko to make final speech in court on March 3

14:10 18/02/2016

MOSCOW, February 18 (RAPSI) - Ukrainian military ex-pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who stands charged with involvement in the murder of Russian journalists and civilians in Donbas, will make a final speech in court on March 3, her lawyer Nikolai Polozov wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.

Investigation into the case has been completed. Based on evidence presented by prosecutors and defense a court will pass a sentence to Savchenko.

Nadezhda Savchenko was arrested in Russia in the summer of 2014 on charges of involvement in the murder of two Russian TV journalists during hostilities in Donbas and on illegally crossing the border into Russia.

TV correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and sound engineer Anton Voloshin were killed on June 17 in a mortar attack.

Savchenko, who denies all the charges, is facing 25 years in prison.

Her attorneys claim that Savchenko was framed and that there is no evidence of involvement in the journalists’ murder. They also claim she did not cross the border voluntarily but was kidnapped.

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Ukrainian ex-pilot Savchenko to make final speech in court on March 3

14:10 18/02/2016 Ukrainian military ex-pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who stands charged with involvement in the murder of Russian journalists and civilians in Donbas, will make a final speech in court on March 3.
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