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 Verdict in Sentsov-Kolchenko case to be delivered Aug. 25, - media

Rostov-on-Don court will deliver a verdict in the trial against falsely accused Ukrainians Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko on Aug. 25.

This was announced at the court's meeting on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainska Pravda and Grani.ru Twitter. Just before that, Kolchenko and Sentsov made their last statements. Kolchenko said that the whole case had been "fabricated and politically motivated." "This is confirmed by the fact that it was reclassified from arson to a terrorist attack only after obtaining the necessary evidence," he stated.

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He was indignant at the fact that "people who applied tortures accuse us (Sentsov and Kolchenko - ed.) of terrorism." Kolchenko thanked Afanasiev, who denied his testimony because it had been given under duress. "I was impressed by the loud, beautiful and strong deed of Afanasiev," Kolchenko stated.

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