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 European diplomats intend to be present at Savchenko trial - lawyer

Diplomats from EU countries intend to be present at the trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in the Russian town of Donetsk.

Savchenko's lawyer Ilya Novikov told on air of Espreso.TV, Censor.NET reports.

"We have received a firm commitment and guarantees from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, which has received a message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the European countries that observers will be present in spite of the difficulties. The diplomats of various ranks from different countries will be sent to the hearing and the support is going to be substantial at all stages of the trial," Novikov said.

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The court in Rostov has denied the motion of the lawyers of the political prisoner to hold the trial not in Donetsk in the Rostov region but in Moscow. Holding of trial in Donetsk poses a threat to lawyers, relatives and international observers, as this town is a staging ground of the "LPR" and "DPR" militants, as Savchenko stated earlier.

According to the lawyer, Nadiya asked not to challenge the decision to leave the case under jurisdiction of Donetsk.

Novikov says it is impossible to obtain a result in Rostov, so there is no use wasting time on it. Meanwhile, the lawyers are preparing for the trial and promise that the consideration of the case will be in full swing no later than the second week of September.

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