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Russia: Security high as Ukrainian pilot Savchenko arrives for hearing01:17

Russia: Security high as Ukrainian pilot Savchenko arrives for hearing

Russian Federation, Donetsk, Rostov region
July 30, 2015 at 07:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Security forces and local police took extensive security measures in and around Rostov region's Donetsk city court as Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadezhda Savchenko arrived for a hearing, Thursday. The whole building was cordoned off and the wider area around the building was guarded with dog handlers, while armed officers stood along the perimeter of the courthouse.

During the closed preliminary hearing, the parties are going to declare their applications. After that the court is expected to set the date for the trial of the Ukrainian ex-pilot.

Savchenko has been detained in Russia since July 2014. She is accused of relaying the coordinates of a checkpoint where two Russian journalists were subsequently killed by Ukrainian artillery near Metallist, Ukraine, in June 2014.

On July 13, Vladimir Markin, the Official Representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, announced that Savchenko could face up to 25 years behind bars when she is sentenced.

Russia: Security high as Ukrainian pilot Savchenko arrives for hearing01:17
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Security forces and local police took extensive security measures in and around Rostov region's Donetsk city court as Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadezhda Savchenko arrived for a hearing, Thursday. The whole building was cordoned off and the wider area around the building was guarded with dog handlers, while armed officers stood along the perimeter of the courthouse.

During the closed preliminary hearing, the parties are going to declare their applications. After that the court is expected to set the date for the trial of the Ukrainian ex-pilot.

Savchenko has been detained in Russia since July 2014. She is accused of relaying the coordinates of a checkpoint where two Russian journalists were subsequently killed by Ukrainian artillery near Metallist, Ukraine, in June 2014.

On July 13, Vladimir Markin, the Official Representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, announced that Savchenko could face up to 25 years behind bars when she is sentenced.

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