Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Society

The Ukrainian National Guard soldier was sentenced to 24 years of prison in Italy: scandal details

The Italian court found guilty Vitalia Markiva of murder of the photographer Andrea Rocchelli on Donbass in 2014
Besides, the Ukrainian has to pay compensation to family of the dead.

of the Ukrainian was accused of participation in murder of the Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli on Donbass in 2014. The court announced the decision without a motivation part. Also Markiva obliged to pay 30 thousand euros as compensation to family of the dead.

will report about it the head of Christian association of Ukrainians in Odessa Oles Gorodetsky from the courtroom.

To last Markiv did not admit all charges and insisted on the non-participation in the death of the journalist.

"Without going deep into business about which my lawyers spoke already enough, I want to tell: I am a soldier, I am a patriot of the country... I believe in justice and I thank you for your work", - he told in the final speech.

Markiva detained law enforcement agencies of Bologna in 2017. He was accused of premeditated murder of the Italian press photographer Rokelli near Sloviansk. The French journalist William Rolgon who at that time was on the front line was the main witness in the case.

As was told in charge though it also personally killed the journalist, but gave the order to open fire on foreign to journalists from mortars.

according to the Ukrainian investigation, death of two journalists occurred owing to shelling from Russian-terrorist troops. The National Guard noted that in 2014 in battalion of Kulchitsky available there was no mortar. Now the Ukrainian National Guard soldier is in prison in the suburb of Milan. The prosecutor in Italy demanded 17 years of imprisonment for Markiva, however the court gave the maximum term - 24 years.

of Markiv was born on Khersonshchyna in the settlement of Horostkiv. In 2003 moved to live to Italy where got an education and nationality.

Returned it during the events of 2014. When war began, he went to the front. At first the volunteer, became the fighter of the 1st battalion of the National Guard later. Took participation in fights near Sloviansk, was entitled the staff sergeant.

Also Politeka wrote that the real reason for war on Donbass is stated: "did not explain to people that...".




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