Court overturned sentence, released border guard from custody
The case was sent for retrial to first instance court.
Kyiv's High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases overturned the conviction of a serviceman of the State Border Serhiy Kolmohorov, ordered his release from custody, and sent the case for retrial in a first instance court.
The court issued on Monday issued the verdict having satisfied the cassation complaint of protection, according to an LB.ua reporter.
Three years ago, A Mariupol court sentenced Ukrainian border guard Serhiy Kolmohorov to 13 years in prison after he stopped on an order of his superior a car with the offenders at the checkpoint. In the ensuing shootout a woman was incidentally killed.
State Border Service and border guard veterans hope the sentence will be reviewed. A court of appeal upheld the verdict, after which the controversial case was sent to the Supreme Special Court