Batkivschyna deputy Hennadii Moskal released for public judgment Slaviansk (Donetsk oblast) city court vrdict for the murder of 18 February 2012 on the hunt in the reserve near the village Sidorov of Slaviansk district of local resident Drozdov.
"As pointed out by witnesses whose words were confirmed by a bunch of evidence, the murder was committed by Ruslan Shcherban (son of Yevhen Scherban for whose murder Tymoshenko is being tried)," said Moskal.
"However, after April 3, Ruslan Shcherban wrote his famous letter to U.S. Ambassador John Tefft, which referred to the involvement of Tymoshenko in his father's death, the case concerning the events on the hunt with murder were reclassified to reckless homicide and the
According to the verdict Novikov was sentenced to 4 years, with the sentence suspended for three years and ordered to pay a fine of 3,400 hryvnia.
In April 2012, Ruslan Shhcherban said that he handed documents about the possible involvement of Yulia Tymoshenko and Lazarenko in the murder of his father to the Prosecutor General.
According to him, new circumstances arose, and therefore the need to question Lazarenko and Tymoshenko.
In a letter to the U.S. ambassador Ruslan Scherban said he is surprised by reaction of the United States of America in this matter.