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In Ukraine, separatists who fought alongside Russians tried for “state treason”


REPORT - Since the outbreak of war on February 24, kyiv has embarked on a legal marathon to try nearly 26,000 cases of war crimes committed on its territory.

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Nobody came to attend the trial of Vladimir, whose first name was changed like those of the other defendants cited here.

About forty, solid build, decked out in a thick gray velvet shirt in the middle of summer, he is leaning on his knees behind a glass box.

The accused loses himself in the contemplation of his feet.

The hearing is already two hours late but neither his lawyer nor the prosecutor seem to take offense.

Their two offices are almost touching in this room with dull walls which must not be more than 40 square meters, where the offices of the clerk and the magistrates are also intertwined, the desk of the witnesses, and at the back of the room, the public benches remained empty.

When the three judges finally arrive, the prosecutor immediately asks for a closed session, supported by the defendant's lawyer.

The court withdraws for a few moments and then returns: the request is accepted.

The fate of this separatist fighter from Donbass, prosecuted by the Ukrainian justice...

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Source: lefigaro

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