In Kiev will continue consideration of the case against the Russians Odintsova

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotoballoon judges. Archival photoIn Kiev will continue consideration of the case against the Russians Odintsova© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

Darnitskiy district court of Kiev on Tuesday will continue the hearing in the criminal proceedings against abducted by the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on the border with Crimea Russian military Maxim Odintsov.

Earlier, the defense Ministry reported that the SBU illegally detained and removed from the Crimea to Ukraine two Russian soldiers against them trying to fabricate a criminal case. The source of RIA Novosti news Agency later said that the SBU has lured Russian contract Odintsov and Alexander Baranov to the checkpoint «Dzhankoi» allegedly for the transfer of documents on higher education. Court of Nikolaev arrested the Russian military in two months with the possibility of bail. According to the head of security service of Ukraine Vasily Gritsak, they were detained in the framework of criminal cases of desertion and treason.

Scheduled for June 7, the hearing never took place because of non-delivery of the defendant.

Questionable evidence

The trial is at the stage of research of materials of criminal case. The prosecution is first to present evidence. However, the protection Odintsova said that some of them void, because obtained in violation of the established norms.

Lawyer Yuriy Hryhorenko, who has previously represented the interests Odintsov, told RIA Novosti that he sees the violation of the procedure of taking of evidence, and therefore cannot «objectively say that the information contained in the evidence, true.» According to him, the prosecution has not demonstrated that the evidence of guilt Odintsov obtained in the prescribed manner.

He Odintsov said earlier that pleads not guilty. The court intends to continue to explore the written evidence of guilt Odintsova. According to forecasts Grigorenko, the court will consider the case of Odintsova six months or a year. In a criminal case has a large number of witnesses to be questioned at the hearing. The lawyer noted that many witnesses are located in Nikolaev, which complicates the coordination with the court in Kiev.

Replacement lawyers

During the adjudication of the criminal case Odintsov refused the services of private lawyers Grigorenko and Alexander Kozlov. In this regard, he was granted a free state lawyer Nicholas Masurenko. Later, however, his lawyer has told RIA Novosti that Odintsov intends to abandon the state attorney. According to him, Odintsov plan to enter into a contract on legal assistance with a lawyer Valentin Rybin.

Rybin had previously represented a detainee in the Donbass Russian Alexander Alexandrov, who was sentenced in Kiev to 14 years of imprisonment, and later pardoned by the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The lawyer also deals with the case of a Russian soldier Baranova, abducted together with Odintsov.

Criminal cases Odintsov and Baranova began to consider simultaneously, but in different courts of Kiev — a matter Baranov considers Podolsky district court of Kyiv. Despite the fact that two things are absolutely identical, and the essence of the charges coincides word for word, the Ukrainian investigators believe that these are two different proceedings. Earlier protection Odintsov and Baranova petitioned the court for consolidation of their clients and insisted on a General consideration, but the courts refused it.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russian Federation. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue «is closed permanently.»

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