Another "victim," Ivan Tsokalo, appeared at the trial of the "February 26" case on September 22.
In course of hearing he said that on the day of the rally, where gathered the opponents and supporters of the Crimea’s secession from Ukraine, militiamen asked him to call oneself a victim in the fight outside the walls of the Supreme Council of Crimea, a QHA journalist reports.
“When I became a member of the militia, two militiamen came up to me and said that I look like a victim. They asked my phone number and then called me, and I met with them,” Ivan Tsokalo replied to the question of lawyer Nikolai Polozov about how Ivan became a victim in the "February 26" case.
Just a reminder: September 21, witness Leontiev - the spouse of V.D. Koreneva, deceased at the rally on February 26, 2014 - said he does not blame Ahtem Chiygoz for the death of his wife.
A large-scale rally of opponents and supporters of the Crimea’s joining Russia was held on February 26, 2014. Among the participants there were representatives of the Crimean Tatars Mejlis and pro-Ukrainian activists. They were opposed by the pro-Russian activists organized by the "Russian Unity" under leadership of Sergei Aksenov.