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.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?