The session is attended by three prosecutors and two plaintiffs.
The defendants are also present with their lawyers Yurii Hrabovskyi (Aleksandrov) and Oksana Sokolovska (Yerofeyev).
Prosecutors are reading the indictment, Hromadske reports. Alexey Gruby, Russia's consul, is there as well.
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Before the session, Yerofeyev said he still could not get in touch with his relatives. When asked if he wished them to arrive, he said: "Already not."
When asked what the soldiers were doing in the Luhansk region when the crime took place, Yerofeyev repeated he "was passing by." No answer followed after being asked whether he and Aleksandrov were Russian serviceman at the time of the capture, though a moment after he advised addressing the lawyers for any comments.