Ukraine. Zelensky criticizes Markiv verdict

The newly elected Ukrainian president hopes for a different outcome of the appeal process

According to the Agi news agency the newly elected president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, in a conversation with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte, expressed his “concern about the unjustifiably harsh sentence” of former National Guard member Vitaly Markiv, sentenced by the Court of Assizes of Pavia to 24 years in prison, for complicity  in the murder of the Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli, who died in Donbass in 2014.

According to the Ukrainian press office, President Zelenskyi calls for a review of the sentence in the appeal proceedings.


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