Lawyer: footballer Kokorin tried to stop fight with Channel One host's driver
The representative of the football player said that the athlete did not beat the driver.
Footballer Alexander Kokorin did not beat Vitaly Solovchuk, the driver of Channel One TV host Olga Ushakova. Footballer's lawyer Oleg Popov said that the athlete was trying to dismantle the fight.
“As you can see, Sasha Kokorin tried to pull apart the conflicting parties,” said Popov on the Channel One.
Meanwhile, the video captured the opposite. Kokorin aggressively attacked the driver and beat him with hands and feet.
Kokorin and footballer Pavel Mamayev are accused of beating driver Vitaly Solovchuk, as well as director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade department Denis Pak and director general of FSUE NAMI Sergey Gaysin. Fights took place in the center of Moscow, Solovchuk suffered a head injury, a fracture of the nose's bones, and a bruise of the soft tissues of the face. The sportsmen attacked Denis Pak and Sergey Gaysin in the Coffeemania cafe.
On October 11, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow arrested the players, as well as the younger brother of Kokorin Kirill and the fourth person involved in the case is Alexander Protasovitsky. They are placed in Butyrka. They are charged with Hooliganism committed by a group of persons (part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code of Russia). The maximum penalty for this article is seven years in prison.
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