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 "As Supreme Commander-in-Chief, I am concerned about Kolmohorov’s fate," - Poroshenko on soldier’s overturned sentence

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko welcomes the decision of the court to overturn the sentence of the border guard Serhii Kolmohorov.

Poroshenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"As Supreme Commander-in-Chief, I was and am still concerned about Serhii Kolmohorov's fate. It is good that the court has decided to review his case taking into account all the controversial circumstances.

"We live in a grim days of war, and it was not us who waged it, but we feel pain for every loss. The homeland itself must sometimes take care of its defenders," the president said.

See more: Courtroom overcrowded as MPs, fellows-in-arms come to support border guard Kolmohorov. PHOTOS

As reported, Kolmohorov was released from custody on Nov. 6 after court had overturned his sentence.

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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