Representatives of state charge and lawyers of the convicted soldiers of the disbanded company of patrol service of militia of special purpose “Tornado” the Main Department of MIA of Ukraine in Luhansk region announced its intention to appeal the decision of the Obolon district court of Kiev in the Kiev court of Appeal. This was announced by the Prosecutor of the Chief military Prosecutor’s office Ruslan Kravchenko, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“We respect the decision of the Obolon district court, but after the analysis of the sentence and study the sentence will be appealed in the court of Appeal of Kyiv. We believe that the very lenient sentence given the charge,” said Ruslan Kravchenko.
In turn, the lawyer Vladimir Yakimov said that the defense believes “tornadovtsev” completely innocent and all the 12 convicts will appeal.
“We have as it turns out, to extend failed, but given all maximal lines, that is, 7, 8, 9, 10, Onishchenko – 11. For what? For what they did? I believe it is illegal verdict. We will appeal,” the lawyer said.
We will remind, the Obolon district court of Kiev sentenced the former commander of the disbanded company of patrol service of militia of special purpose “Tornado” the Main Department of MIA of Ukraine in Luhansk region Ruslan Onishchenko, Deputy Nicholas Tsukuru and 6 members in the unit to long terms of imprisonment; another four defendants were given suspended sentences.