Presiding Judge of the jury Mykola Didyk said, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.
The hearing is attended by three prosecutors, lawyers Oksana Sokolovska and Valentyn Rybin.
The defendants have been brought into the courtroom.
The examination of written evidence submitted by the defense is now underway.
It should be reminded that the office of Judge Didyk trying Russian GRU operatives' case was set afire tonight. According to the Main Military Prosecutor Matios, it was an arson. Unknown individuals tossed Molotov cocktails from the street into the judge's office.
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