Ukrainian serviceman Vitaly Markiv arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement in the deaths of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rokelli in the Donetsk region in 2014. On Saturday, July 1, said the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin.
«The Prosecutor General’s office surprised by the arrest in Italy of the Ukrainian soldier Marcia Vitali on suspicion of the murder of photojournalist Andrea Rokelli near the town of Slavyansk in may 2014, put forward by the prosecution Pavia», – quotes RIA Novosti message of Enina on his page in social network Facebook.
According to Enina, the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine is investigating a criminal case into the death of Italian Andrea Roselli and his Russian colleague Andrey Mironov and cooperates in this case with the Italian law enforcement agencies.
«Thus, according to the Ukrainian investigation, the death of two journalists occurred as a result of shelling by the… terrorist forces. The Prosecutor General’s office has appealed to Italian authorities to provide solid evidence of guilt Marcia Vitali or his immediate release,» said ENIN.
As recalled by TASS, Rochelle along with the Russian journalist Andrei Mironov and driver died on may 24, 2014, came under mortar fire near the village Andreevka under Slavonic, which was surrounded by Ukrainian troops. Who was with them, a French photojournalist William Rogeson injured. According to his testimony, shelling out 40-60 volleys from the Ukrainian army continued for at least half an hour initially the car in which they were, and then at the shelter, where they tried to escape.