Savchenko’s case: crime and punishment

SLAVYANGRAD.org

Original: Ria Novosti
Translated by Alexander Fedotov

Lawyer Ilya Remeslo summarises the process in the case of Nadezhda Savchenko and considers options for further developments.

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Ilya Remeslo, a lawyer for Rossiya Segodnya [Russia Today –trans.]

In the Donetsk City Court is coming to an end the criminal trial of Ukrainian servicemen Nadezhda Savchenko accused of complicity to murder of correspondents VGTRK [The All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company –trans.] Anton Voloshin and Igor Korneliuk. The prosecution has asked for Savchenko penalty of 23 years imprisonment. March 9 court will hear the last word of the defendant, and then retire for sentencing.

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Jean-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan for Ukraine

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by Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org

Jean-Claude Juncker, the most powerful person in Europe, the chief of the European Commission and therefore Europe’s closest equivalent to America’s President, said, in a little-noticed comment on March 3rd, “Ukraine will definitely not be able to become a member of the EU in the next 20-25 years, and not of NATO either.” The article reporting this, at europeonline-magazine.eu, also observed that, “The commission, the EU‘s executive, plays a leading role in accession negotiations between the bloc and aspiring members.”

The main reason why U.S. President Barack Obama had perpetrated his coup in Ukraine in February 2014, and why his CIA hired racist anti-Russian paramilitaries to carry it out as they did behind the cover of the popular anti-corruption “Maidan” demonstrations in Kiev, was in order to get Ukraine into NATO, so that U.S. missiles can be placed near-enough to Moscow for a…

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