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A preparatory hearing on the case of Russian serviceman Mikhail Romanov, who is accused of killing Alexei Zdorovets, a resident of the village of Bogdanovka, and raping his wife, was held in the Solomensky District Court of Kyiv. This is reported by the Ukrainian edition of “Grati”.
Meduza wrote extensively about the alleged crimes of Mikhail Romanov in the Kyiv region, based on the stories of the victims and eyewitnesses.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the prosecutor’s office, the wife of Zdorovets, lawyers for the victim and the accused. All participants requested that the process be held behind closed doors, as the case concerns a crime against sexual freedom and integrity.
The prosecution also demanded that Romanov himself be summoned to court. As Oksana Kalyus, a representative of the prosecutor’s office, explained, the department understands that he will not appear, but this is necessary so that the court can legally consider the case without the participation of the accused. The judges satisfied the petition of the prosecutor’s office and announced a break.
Where Romanov is now is unknown. The investigation believes that he is in Russia. After the meeting, Kalius told reporters that investigators checked information from social networks about the death of Romanov in battle, but did not find confirmation of this.
According to social media, 31-year-old Mikhail Romanov was born in the city of Plast, Chelyabinsk Region, and lived with his wife and child in Chebarkul. Parts of the 90th Panzer Division are stationed there, in one of the regiments of which Romanov served under a contract. The division, after being withdrawn from Kyiv, continues to fight in the Luhansk region.
What happened in Bogdanovka
- “Do you think I want this? I am ill. I’m crazy” Russian soldiers raped women and killed men in a peaceful village near Kyiv. Meduza’s investigation