The Donetsk City Court of Rostov region has convicted Nadiya Savchenko, who is being illegally held in the territory of the Russian Federation, of killing two Russian journalists outside the city of Luhansk in June, 2014, reported the Russian Tass.
According to the Prosecutor's charges, Nadiya Savchenko has been found guilty of the murder of journalists Igor Korneliuk and Anton Voloshin with VGTRK (The All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company), as well as the attempted murder of civilians and illegally crossing the Russian border.
According to the indictment, Savchenko "having military training skills, as well as the experience of participating in combat operations in Iraq, while on vacation, on the personal initiative arrived to participate in the armed conflict in the South Eastern Ukraine in the ranks of the Battalion "Aydar, " headed by Sergey Melnichuk and located in the town of Schastye, Luhansk region."
According to the Court, the murders of Russian journalists were organized by Sergei Melnychuk, the Commander of the "Aydar" Battalion.
- Being an organizer of the crime as the Commander of the "Aydar" Battalion and in accordance with a previously developed plan, Melnichuk ran the operation and provided Savchenko with equipment, reads the document.
The sentence in Savchenko’s case is still pronounced and will be known on March, 22.