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Italian verdict in Ukrainian ex-serviceman's case to be challenged – ambassador

An appeal will be filed after the motivation is received.

Italian verdict in Ukrainian ex-serviceman's case to be challenged – ambassador
Vitaliy Markiv

Ukraine will appeal the verdict of the Pavia court in the case of National Guard member Vitaliy Markiv after its motivational part is received, Ukraine's ambassador to Italy, Yevhen Perelyhin, has told LB.ua

"I am confident that once the motivational part of today's decision is received, an appeal will be filed. I am confident that there will be a chance in appeal justice," he said.

The diplomat explained that lawyers would not be able to file an appeal without seeing the motivational part of the verdict.

Today a court in Pavia sentenced Markiv to 24 hours in prison, having found him guilty of involvement in the murder of Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli in Donbas in 2014.

The decision was announced by the court without reasoning.

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