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 Savchenko to prosecutor: "Congratulations, colonel. You've been promoted over me!"

Today, March 2, pleadings in Ukrainian pilot Nadiia Savchenko's case are underway, with the prosecution presenting its part.

Censor.NET correspondent reports from the court room.

The Donetsk city court of the Rostov region (the Russian Federation) holds an oral hearing on the case of Ukrainian pilot Nadiia Savchenko. The prosecution is the first to speak.

According to prosecutor, Nadiia Savchenko is guilty of the deaths of two Russia-24 journalists Igor Voloshin and Anton Kornelyuk as well as an attempt on the life of channel's operator and six local residents. According to Russian investigators, it was Savchenko who communicated the coordinates of the location with civilians to Aidar battalion commander, after which the Ukrainian military fired at least six howitzer rounds, killing Kornelyuk and Voloshin. Later that day, at around noon, Nadiia Savchenko was captured by "LPR" terrorists. At the same time, the lawyers argue that Savchenko was captured at 10 a.m. before the journalists died.

In addition, the prosecution insists that on June 23 Savchenko alone crossed the Russian border and was spotted by police officers near Kantemirovka village (the Voronezh region).

After this speech, Savchenko said to Filipchuk: "Congratulations, colonel. You've been promoted over me!"

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According to the prosecution, Savchenko's guilt is fully proved and some "insignificant contradictions" can be explained by the remoteness of the events in question.

At 1 p.m., the session took an hour break for lunch. The prosecution is expected to carry on with its speech afterwards.
 
 
 
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