In a strange coincidence, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine
immediately after Sputnik announced it was going to publish the results of its investigation — and just a day after Saakashvili was to testify in court in the case of the snipers.
The questioning of Nergadze and Revazishvili by lawyers Alexander Goroshinsky and Stefan Reshko was conducted in accordance with the Constitution, the Criminal Code and the Advocacy Law of the Ukrainian Republic.
Both lawyers currently represent the interests of former members of the Berkut police commando unit at the Svyatoshinsky District Court in Kiev.
Nergadze and Revazishvili officially pledged to provide "truthful evidence (clarifications) to the lawyer, and later in a court of law."
The alleged snipers offer a detailed account of themselves and their life in Georgia. Both are onetime staunch supporters of Saakashvili
. Nergazde served as an agent with the so called "Sonderkommando", while Revazishvili was a member of the "Free Zone" organization. They used to intimidate and beat up opposition members and organize provocations. Nergadze spent some time in Greece, Germany and Lithuania where he was trained, among other things, to "work with protesters, namely obtain information, organize people and provoke conflict situations."