City Council member Julius frost on Thursday, February 20, spoke with “the last word” at the hearing on the case in which it has the status of the accused. After his speech, judge Yury Demidenko adjourned until February 24.
As reported 0564.ua in a court hearing on this day was attended by colleagues Julia Morozova – MPs, public figures and representatives of OSCE and journalists.
At the beginning of his speech, Julius Morozov expressed words of sympathy to the address of the daughter of the victim – gr. Nechay. He said that he regrets that her family was embroiled in the situation when unscrupulous politicians and journalists have turned the process in an attempt to discredit him.
At the same time Morozov added that this in no way lays the blame for the incident and recalled the circumstances in which it identified the culprit in half an hour after he left the part of the carriageway where the bus driver allegedly made an emergency maneuver, which injured an elderly passenger bus.
The defendant said that all 4 years, it lasted until the trial, he felt the pressure of some of the Krivoy Rog media, which declared him guilty even before the charge him with suspicion and create manipulative scenes.
“How can I plead guilty if inconsistent with applicable law I have tried to do is to blame for the camera directly at the session of the city Council, not trying to give me a suspicion either at home or at work, and came over to where I keep my volunteer commitments as a member of the city Council,” – said Morozov.
In his “last word,” he reminded unreasonably rigid position of the prosecution against him, in particular, about the huge amount of pledge (350 thousand hryvnias), which is proposed to determine the accused’s attorney. According to Julia Morozova, now the Prosecutor applying to the court for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for 4 years and deprivation of the right of driving a car “continues the same line”, because he knows that the MP has two children – an infant and a child with disabilities – and that such a sanction would restrict it, not only in public activities but also in the livelihood of the family.
“For me, it is obvious that it is not my guilt or innocence. We are talking about what Morozova need to slow down, we need to stop Morozov, Morozova need to reduce. Why participate in this law enforcement, not for me to judge. Maybe after we get to the end of this trial, we will try to deal with it, because it becomes a fundamental case” –
Julius said Morozov.
He also stressed that in his case the Prosecutor Cooper and the investigator Shmatko “in every possible way ignored all of that can be ignored”: witness the status of the driver of the bus, which fell victim woman; that the woman was injured in a vehicle, in which there was no handrail with which it was possible to prevent the injury; that the examination was conducted according to incomplete statistics, as some witnesses have not been able to explain…
The MP expressed confidence that an independent examination shows the inadequacy of some evidence and prove the lack of grounds for his accusations.
He further recalled the unsatisfactory technical condition of minibuses Kryvyi Rih, the large number of road accident with participation of drivers of minibuses and the occasions when public transport drivers were driving in a poor condition. The defendant has expressed bewilderment why in the current situation, law enforcement has been so unambiguous in the indictment, and asked that, if the incident is the fault of the driver of the bus, which injured the injured woman. Moreover, neither the prosecution nor the court considered it necessary to make an examination of the technical condition of the minibus itself the minibus, which is an important material evidence in the case, just handed to the carrier.
“My conscience is clear. I know it makes some people who do not like that we want to change the country, change the city that we want to live safely, so that all people could feel safe, protected and could count on a fair trial. We will do this in any case, will limit my rights, opportunities, liberty, or confine,” – said Morozov, adding that it is important for him a good name and he intends to defend it at all stages of the judicial process. Julius also expressed the hope that his experience will help others who find themselves in a situation when the perpetrator is determined in advance.
“I hope this lawsuit will become one more stone in the construction of civilized and civilized Ukraine Krivoy Rog”, –
said Julius frost.
In conclusion, he thanked all who supported him in the trial, and asked for forgiveness from relatives and friends for the discomfort they experiences with the situation.
After hearing “the last word”, the judge retired to the deliberation room for sentencing, pre-announcing that confer it will be until February 24.
We will add that after the meeting with the accused Julius Morozov talked to OSCE representatives.