December 23, at the hearing in the Donetsk city court of the Rostov region of Russia, an expert astronomer Olga Vozyakova, called from Moscow as a witness of defense, determined an exact time of Nadiya’s capture by the position of the sun, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN.
Analysis of the video materials made by Olga Vozyakova confirmed that Nadiya Savchenko was taken prisoner long before Russian journalists were killed.
Так это делается. По теням смотрим время съемки, по разнице времени создания файлов узнаем, когда Надя попала в плен pic.twitter.com/4CZfzNTUOK
— Ilya Novikov (@vertiporokh) 23 декабря 2015
Also today, Ukrainian lawyer Oleksandr Plahotniuk joined the defense team. He brought Nadiya’s cell phone billing, which he required to file to the court as a proof in the case.
It should be recalled that Russian court extended the time of detention of Nadiya Savchenko in custody until April 16, 2016. She announced a hunger strike until the end of the trial.
The court hearing on her case have been conducted in the Donetsk city court of the Rostov region of Russia since September, 2015.
Earlier, an official representative of the Russian Investigation Committee Vladimir Markin said that Nadiya Savchenko can get a harsh sentence by the end of the year.
“Those crimes, committed by the so-called spotter Savchenko, are very clearly regulated by our law, as the crimes were committed against Russian citizens”, – said Markin.
Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian pilot, was captured in Donbas in June 2014, illegally transported to the Russian Federation, imprisoned by the Kremlin and accused of alleged involvement in the death of Russian journalists in Donbas.