The Shevchenkiv District Court of Kyiv sentenced Yury Rossoshanskyi, who is accused of murdering activist Iryna Nozdrovska at the end of 2017, to 15 years in prison.
It is reported Office of the Prosecutor General.
It is known that on Wednesday, August 3, the man was convicted of intentional murder with particular cruelty (clause 4, part 2, article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Prosecutors proved that in December 2017, he attacked Nozdrovska with a knife at a bus stop in the village of Demydiv, Kyiv region, and threw her body into the river. She died from multiple stab wounds.
Rossoshansky did not admit his guilt, but the court came to the conclusion that the husband’s guilt in committing and intentionally killing Nozdrovska with particular cruelty was unconditionally proven.
Prosecutors upheld the charges against the citizen on the ground of intentional murder committed with particular cruelty (clause 4, part 2, article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
“During the trial, it was proven that in December 2017, in the village of Demydiv, the convict rushed at the victim with a knife at a public transport stop. He inflicted a significant number of blows on her face and neck. After that, he threw the body to the river near the village. The activist died as a result of multiple stab wounds”the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
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The court recognized the evidence provided by the prosecutors as reasonable, found the man guilty and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
At the request of the prosecutor’s office, he was detained during the judicial investigation.
It will be recalled that the body of Iryna Nozdrovska was found on January 1 in one of the rivers in the Kyiv region. Her death occurred two or three days before the body was found. According to the preliminary data of the examination of the body, Iryna died from multiple stab wounds.
Iryna Nozdrovska personally led the case in court about the road accident in which her sister died. The fatal accident occurred on September 30, 2015 in the village of Demydiv, Vyshgorod district, Kyiv region. Then Dmytro Rossoshansky, being in a state of narcotic intoxication, hit a fellow villager, 26-year-old Svitlana Sapatynska, to death with his car. Yurii Rossoshansky is proven to be the father of the culprit of the fatal road accident.
The uncle of the culprit of the road accident was the head of the Vyshhorod district court at that time. Rossoshanskyi’s relatives and friends repeatedly threatened Irina and her family with violence, and there are registered criminal proceedings.
In May 2017, Rossoshanskyi was sentenced to 7 years in prison, his defense filed an appeal. Yuriy Rossoshanskyi admitted the suspicion and assured that he was not pressured.
In July, Rossoshanskyi was charged with part 1 of Art. 115 of the Criminal Code (intentional murder) on Part 2, Clause 4 of Art. 115 (intentional murder committed with particular cruelty).
On January 8, 2018, the National Police officially announced the arrest of the suspect in the murder of Iryna Nozdrovska.
On January 9, the court arrested Yury Rossoshanskyi, the suspect in the murder of Iryna Nozdrovska, who gave some details of the crime: according to him, he acted alone and killed Nozdrovska as a result of an argument with her at a public transport stop in the village of Demydiv.
However, the parents and daughter of the human rights activist are convinced that Rossoshansky did not kill Nozdrovska himself and that other people were involved in the murder.
On September 1, 2020, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv examined the materials of secret investigative actions in the case of the murder of Nozdrovska. In particular, the court heard recordings of Rossoshanskyi’s conversation with Andrii Nebitov, who headed the criminal police department of the Kyiv region. According to those records, Rossoshanskyi agreed with the police that his actions would qualify as homicide in a state of affect. Rossoshansky personally thanked Nebitov for this agreement.
An examination was also examined, which did not confirm that Rossoshansky was in a state of affect at the time of Nozdrovska’s murder.