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Violations accompany trial of two Russians in Ukraine, lawyer receives threats

September 24, 2015, 13:43 UTC+3 KIEV

Lawyer Oksana Sokolovskaya has told TASS the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office has committed major procedural violations

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KIEV, September 24. /TASS/. The legal proceedings against two Russian citizens - Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Aleksandr Aleksandrov - in Ukraine is being accompanied by major procedural violations, lawyer Oksana Sokolovskaya has told TASS.

She explained that the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office has committed major procedural violations.

Earlier, the lawyer told TASS she was receiving threats from the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office.

"At this point the prosecutors’ have taken a very hard line against me. There have been no end of charges I am working for Russia’s military intelligence GRU, federal security service FSB and so on. I am being threatened," she said.

Russian citizens Alexander Aleksandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev had been detained by Ukrainian military near the village of Shchastye, the Luhansk Region, on May 16.

The Russian Defense Ministry on May 18 said that at the moment they were detained in the Luhansk Region Aleksandrov and Yerofeyev were not on active military service.

A court in Kiev on May 22 remanded them in custody. Later, their arrest was prolonged till October 17.

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