25 May 2006 the witnesses for prosecution continued to give testimony. Since some of these witnesses by unknown reasons did not come to the court, the session was held in a shorter mode and came to an end by the middle of the day.
Alexander Balashov who worked in 1998-99 in the security department of the bank „MENATEP“ was the first to give testimony. Balashov stated that he communicated with Aleksey Pichugin duty-bound and the latter made a favorable impression on him. Balashov also remembered Balushkin (witness for prosecution who gave testimony in the court on
Later the witness Agesaryan who worked as Head of Public Relations Department in law enforcement agencies in 1998 gave testimony. He told about the explosion in front of the doors of the apartment of Olga Kostina’s parents in result of which nobody suffered. Later, according to Agesaryan, on suspicion of this crime the gang was arrested in
Then the court invited the wife of the accused Eugenie Reshetnikov. She said that his husband, who earlier worked as a rescuer and later as a worker in an auto repair shop, has been remaining without source of income since 1998. He made some money by car and weapon repairs. He has a conviction for theft of an automobile.
Later he started to visit some Shevtsov in
Soon after the last visit to
The court was also interested in the time of the building and sale of the cottage by the spouses, and the white automobile „Niva“ belonging to them (the witness answered that it happened in 1990 and 1998 or 1999 respectively). According to Reshetnikov’s wife, they had to sell „Niva“ because of the financial problems (besides the money made by Reshetnikov, the family lived on the means the witness gained by sewing clothes for private clients, but that still was not enough).