Court consideration of the case on the terrorist act against Natalya Vitrenko is over.
On 11 December the Supreme Court of Ukraine considered the appeal by the accused of the terrorist act against Natalya Vitrenko during the election campaign of 1999. The court approved of the verdict. Sergey and Vladimir Ivanchenko and Andrey Samoylov, who did not plead themselves guilty, were condemned to 15 years of incarceration; Sergey Ivanchenko will stay the first 5 years in a prison. In our opinion, the court decision is rather doubtful, all the contradictions found in the case were ignored.
The motives of Sergey Ivanchenko, who allegedly organized the attempt, remain absolutely unclear: why did a respectful businessman, an owned of several mass media and the father of six children need this? It looks absurd.