We hope Savchenko's release will affect sentence, - political prisoner Klykh's lawyer

Ukrainian Stanislav Klykh's lawyer Marina Dubrovina hopes that the release of Nadiia Savchenko from Russian custody will affect the sentence for her client, which is to be announced May 26.

Censor.NET informs citing UNIAN.

"We really hope that this will have an effect, given that the judge is now in the negotiations room. The sentence will be announced today at 5 p.m. It's hard to forecast anything, given that the judicial system in Chechnya has its peculiarities, so to say," Dubrovina noted.

The lawyer is also worried by unstable psychological condition of Stanislav Klykh, who "intentionally does not pay attention" to the court.

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On May 24, prosecutors asked the Supreme Court of the Russian republic Chechnya to sentence Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh to 22.5 and 22 years in jail respectively.

On May 19, the jury of the Supreme Court of Chechnya accounted the Ukrainians guilty of combat activities against Russian government troops during the Chechen war in winter 1994-1995, and of killing and wounding of several dozens of Russian soldiers.

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