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 Judge-grafter Buran assures he opened fire in heat of passion: “I cannot even use gun properly”

Judge of the Malynovskyi district court in Odesa Oleksii Buran, accused of bribe extortion and armed attack on law enforcers, said that he was in the heat of passion, when he opened fire at the NABU detectives during his arrest.

He said this during the hearing of his case by the Solomianskyi district court in Kyiv, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

Buran said that he was in the heat of passion, when the operatives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau broke into his house to conduct a search.

"I cannot even use a gun properly," the judge said.

Read more: Court to decide on preventive measure against judge-grafter Buran today, - Ukrainski Novyny

He noted that after the shooting at the law enforcers, he threw a metal object at them, but not a grenade.

"I'm not crazy," he said.

Besides, Buran asked the media not to distort his words.

The judge also asked not to impose pretrial confinement against him and expressed willingness to arrive to court in Kyiv upon first request.
 
 
 
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