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 Russia to do everything possible for GRU operatives not to be sentenced in Ukraine against backdrop of Savchenko’s mock trial, - Matios

Russia will do its best so that captured GRU operatives Alexander Aleksandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev not to be delivered the verdict.

Deputy Prosecutor General, Main Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios said at a briefing today, Censor.NET informs citing Lіga.

"Russia will do everything possible and impossible to prevent sentencing its servicemen in the territory of Ukraine against the backdrop of Savchenko's mock trial. Because our public verdict and public hearings are far cry from the show trial of Savchenko," he said.

Asked whether there was any relation between murder of Yurii Hrabovskyi - the lawyer of Russian commando Aleksandrov, and plotted attack on a convoy that was escorting GRU operatives to the court, Matios said: "I do not believe in the conspiracy theory, but I do not believe in coincidences either. The referendum in the Netherlands scheduled for Sunday, the staged scuffle in Lviv, intense debate and interest to disappearance of Hrabovskyi, including from the part of the Russian media, cannot be a coincidence, in my opinion."

Read more: Killed lawyer Hraboskyi was afraid of assault: on Feb. 14 he informed his weapons and phone went missing, - reporter

The main military prosecutor said that, according to the agency's information, the abduction or elimination of Russian GRU operatives Alexander Aleksandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev during their escort in the Holosiivskyi district court of Kyiv was planned since Feb. 16, 2016.

It should be reminded that soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine together with SBU officers captured two servicemen of the 3rd Special Operations Brigade of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation (GRU) Captain Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Sergeant Alexander Aleksandrov in the Luhansk region May 16, 2015. Later, the Russian authorities stated that they were "former servicemen" and urged Ukraine to release them.

Read more: Foreign intelligence agencies plotted attempt on Russian GRU operatives Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov in downtown Kyiv, - military prosecutor

 
 
 
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