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Russian saboteurs, suspected of terrorism, put on trial in Kyiv

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The court hearing on Nov. 23 in the trial of two Russians captured in May 2015 in eastern Ukraine demonstrated yet again what an uphill battle the men’s defense lawyers will have to convince anybody that their clients, Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Aleksandr Aleksandrov, were not active Russian military intelligence officers. Efforts at previous hearings to claim that the men had been pressured or even tortured into presenting themselves as military intelligence officers fail to explain why they told this to everybody, including their compatriots during one to one conversations.

Read Halya Coynash’s column here

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