Lawyer Nikolay Polozov representing interests of Ukrainka Hope Savchenko, which the Russian court in the spring of this year, was found guilty in the murder of journalists, said that his colleague Ilya Novikov, who also participated in the trial, arrogated to themselves the merit of others. About this Polozov wrote on Monday, 31 October, on their page Facebook.
"Novikov with his part of the duties entrusted to it in the case Savchenko, handled badly. (...) Someone as talkative as Novikov, to meet I have not ever, and I've seen things during his long practice. On TV (Novikov — member of the TV show "What? Where? When?" — approx. "Of the tape.ru") he was taught to assign the merit of others, infinitely boast, and hide behind the imaginary activity, laziness and unreliability," said he.
According to the lawyer, Novikov — "the servant of two masters". He explained that the lawyer defending the Ukrainian army, have also represented the former head of Rosmolodezh Sergey Belokonev. In addition, said Polozov, the lawyer had debts to Sberbank.
In addition, said the lawyer, through sister Hope Faith Savchenko, who "did not hide his close relationship" with the leader of the public movement "the Ukrainian choice" Viktor Medvedchuk, Novikov "solved their problem". "There is no doubt that the arrival of Hope in Moscow — the result of the efforts of the same Medvedchuk. Remember, he spoke openly about his sympathies for Novikov and hostility to [Brand] Feigin (third Russian lawyer Savchenko — approx. "Of the tape.ru") and Polozov," wrote the lawyer.
On their page Twitter Feigin supported Polozova, saying that the reality is even worse.
In response to Novikov in an interview with TV channel "Espreso" said that had no contact with Medvedchuk. "If someone thinks that I actually had something to do with Medvedchuk or [Vladimir] Putin, or with their surroundings, ask me questions, I will answer them," said the lawyer.
The scandal between Novikov, Polozova and Mr pagenum erupted after arrival Savchenko in Moscow on October 26. Deputy of the Ukrainian Parliament called for the meeting of the Supreme court in the case of Russia the Ukrainian nationalists in Stanislav Cliche and Nicholas Karpuk and then walk on red square, accompanied by Novikov and dined in one of restaurants of Georgian cuisine.
In March 2016 Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison on charges of involvement in the murder under the Lugansk journalists VGTRK Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, and the attempted murder of their colleagues. Two months later the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has pardoned her at the request of the relatives of the victims, and 25 may, she returned to the Ukraine.