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 Lawyer voices two proofs of Savchenko's alibi: She is part of 'big Ukrainian case'

Today, March 3, is the second day of debates in the case of Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiia Savchenko in the court of Donetsk city, the Rostov region, Russia. The defense team has its say.

This is reported by Censor.NET's correspondent from the court room.

Lawyer Ilya Novikov stated in the beginning of his speech that 'the case of Savchenko' was a part of the so-called 'big Ukrainian case', in which investigators are trying to prove that the Ukrainian army is waging the war with the use of banned methods. Under this very case, Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, businessman Ihor Kolomoiskyi, and others were arrested in absentia in Russia.

"A big shortcoming of the illustrative purpose of the case was that they didn't have anyone arrested. Arrest in absentia was good, but not enough. And then the investigation group found a concrete and nice target, the first alive defendant," Novikov says.

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He elaborated on two major proofs of Savchenko's alibi. First, the Ukrainian pilot was taken captive at 10:30 a.m., before the shelling (according to investigation, it occurred between 11:40 a.m. and noon - ed.), which killed Russian TV reporters. The lawyer also stressed that Savchenko could not climb the tower, from which the fire had been adjusted, on her own. This is also confirmed by call records from Savchenko's phone.

The second proof of Nadiia Savchenko's alibi are records of a Russian citizen Yegor Russkiy, who was making video on the day of Nadiia's captivity. Using shadows from the video, exact time could be established. Upon the lawyers' request, an expertise had been conducted by astronomer Vozyakova. Her conclusions confirm that Savchenko was taken captive before the shelling.

As reported, the court refused to conduct an expertise of the video.
 
 
 
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