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 Zaitseva, whose Lexus hit and killed five people in Kharkiv, brought to court; she keeps crying and refuses to comment

Her mother has arrived in the court as well.

Censor.NET correspondent reports from the court room.

Zaitseva's mother refuses to answer questions by reporters on whose fault she thinks it is, what are conditions in which her daughter is held, and whether she contacted the families of the victims.

Read more: Prosecution approved indictment to driver who caused deadly car accident in Kharkiv

The only thing she said was "I am very sorry it happened."

Mother's reaction to the rest of the questions is either silence or refusal to comment.

Olena Zaitseva, 20, was brought to the court room. The suspect keeps crying and does not respond to reporters' questions.

Zaitseva, whose Lexus hit and killed five people in Kharkiv, brought to court; she keeps crying and refuses to comment 01

Zaitseva, whose Lexus hit and killed five people in Kharkiv, brought to court; she keeps crying and refuses to comment 02
Olena Zaitseva

Zaitseva, whose Lexus hit and killed five people in Kharkiv, brought to court; she keeps crying and refuses to comment 03
Judge Svitlana Muratova

The court room is filled with people.

Watch more: Deadly car accident in Kharkiv that killed six, wounded five people. VIDEO from surveillance cameras

Earlier, the prosecutor's office of the Kharkiv region approved the indictment to 20-year-old local Olena Zaitseva for violation of traffic rules that led to the death of five people (part 3 article 286 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

As reported, at around 8:45 p.m. on Oct. 18, a Lexus crashed into a pedestrian crowd in Kharkiv, killing five on spot and wounding six people. The driver, a 20-year-old woman, has been detained.
 
 
 
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