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 Nadiya Savchenko had been already apprehended when Russian journalists were killed, - PGO

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office said that Ukrainian citizen Nadia Savchenko, who has been charged in Russia of complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists in the Luhansk region in the summer of 2014, had been held on a territory controlled by Donbas militants before the journalists' death.

First Deputy Prosecutor General Yurii Sevruk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"This proof was voiced by a lawyer today. There is information from our mobile operators that, when the journalists were killed, Nadiya Savchenko had already been apprehended, and the telephone operators worked on a territory controlled by the militants," he said.

Read more: Details of evidence tempering in Savchenko's case to be published in a week, - lawyers

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin announced on Tuesday that a decision had been made to officially notify a number of individuals of being suspected of having committed crimes against Savchenko, who is a Ukrainian parliamentarian and a delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

Savchenko has been held in custody in Russia since July 2014 on charges of complicity in the killing of Russian journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin in the Luhansk region. She has never admitted her guilt.

The Russian Prosecutor General's Office had reported on July 13 that it had endorsed an indictment against Savchenko and forwarded the criminal case to the Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region.

The first hearing of the Savchenko case will be held behind closed doors in Donetsk, the Rostov region of Russia, on July 30.

Read more: Savchenko to face 25-year impisonment, - Russian Investigative Committee

 
 
 
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