As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, this was stated by the soldiers' defense in Ukraine's High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases during hearing of the appeal in cassation into the case against member of the State Border Guard Service Kolmohorov.
According to the lawyer, the expert examination established that nine casings found on the side of the road where Kolmohorov was located were from a machine gun that belonged to another soldier. Consequently, the defenders assume that another person could have made shots at the car.
The lawyer said the order to stop the car was fulfilled by at least four persons while holes found on the car were made with bullets of three different calibers. The defender added that the actions of other soldiers were recognized as legitimate since no legal proceedings or investigations were initiated against them.
The lawyer also noted that there was no ground to try Kolmohorov while his guilt was not proved.
Earlier, the cassation hearing in Kolmohorov case was deferred to 11 a.m. Nov. 6 after the prosecutor was reported to be unable to appear.
Even earlier, the court of Mariupol sentenced the Ukrainian border guard to 13 years in prison for inflicting lethal injuries to a female passenger of a car as he was executing an order to use force to stop the vehicle with intruders at the checkpoint. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and its veterans expect a review of conviction. The Court of Appeal earlier upheld the verdict. The case was to be heard by the Superior Specialized Court of Ukraine on Nov. 2.
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