The court began hearing evidence from Oleksandr Popovitch, one of the three police officers on trial accused of the kidnapping and murder of online journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000.
Earlier, on 16 May, the appeal court in Kiev heard the conclusions of a state-appointed expert, Volodymyr Yevdokimov, about access to documents relating to the Gongadze murder which had been classified as a secret.
The expert authorised representatives of the public ministry and the defence to have access to these documents. Volodymyr Velychko, representing the journalist’s widow, Myroslava Gongadze, failed to make an application in time and will only be allowed access to them at a later stage.
The next hearing is listed for 25 May.