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17 years of imprisonment required for Ukrainian serviceman for murder of press photographer Andrea Rocchelli

27.05.2019, 15:33
The Prosecutor in Italian town of Pavia required 17 years of imprisonment for Vitaliy Markjiv, Ukrainian ex-serviceman who is charged with abetment in murder of Italian press photographer Andrea Rocchelli in Donbas region in 2014, as to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. As to the prosecution, the senior sergeant of the National Guard Vitaliy Markiv did not commit the crime of murder, but he informed his superiors of the National Guard about civilians passing near the Zeus Ceramica factory, and they, for their part, communicated it to the soldiers of the Armed Forces who opened mortar fire on a group of foreign journalists. So, the prosecution said Vitaliy Markiv’s actions on Karachun Mountain led to the death of Rocchelli. Markiv, who holds both Ukrainian and Italian citizenship, as to Hromadske.ua, is being tried under Italian law in the city of Pavia. IMI informed that the senior sergeant Vitaliy Markiv was detained on June 30 in Italy as a person suspected of murder of photojournalist, citizen of Italy, Andrea Rocelli and his Russian colleague Andrey Mironov near Slovyansk in 2014.
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