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MOSCOW, October 14 /TASS/. Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), said on Wednesday he was ready to testify on case of the former Ukrainian army officer, Nadezhda Savchenko, who is charged with the death of two Russian journalists in Ukraine’s Luhansk region, in a Russian court.
Previously, Savchenko’s defense lawyers insisted that the LPR head be questioned as a witness.
"I will testify on Savchenko’s case if the court deems that necessary and summons me to testify as a witness," the LuganskInformTsentr news agency quoted Plotnitsky as saying.
Plotnitsky, however, believes the Russian court already has enough evidence to sentence Savchenko.
Russian investigators believe that Savchenko who served in the volunteer Aidar battalion in eastern Ukraine, allegedly adjusted fire and provided the coordinates for a mortar attack against a militia checkpoint, which was full of civilians, including three Russian nationals, near Metallist village of the Luhansk region on June 17, 2014. As a result, two Russian journalists - Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin - from the All-Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network (VGTRK) were killed.
The Savchenko trial is taking place in the border town of Donetsk, Russia’s southern Rostov region.