The defense of Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh intend to appeal against the verdict of the Russian court in Russia and at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Lawyer Ilia Novikov announced this at a press conference, Ukrainian News Agency reports. "I cannot guarantee there will be procedures (at the Russian Supreme Court) following a cassation, because the court can refuse to open it... we will lodge a complaint which should be lodged, but what the Supreme Court will be doing with it is, frankly speaking, its problems. The Supreme Court has had its say and it does not change its opinion. We will appeal against the verdict simultaneously in Russia and the ECHR," he said. Novikov said the presence of Member of Parliament Nadia Savchenko at the Supreme Court of Russia during the consideration of the case of Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh had a positive effect, as the presence attracted public attention to the case. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Russian Supreme Court has upheld the decision to sentence Ukrainian citizens Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh to 22.5 years and 20 years in prison, respectively, for assertedly murdering Russian soldiers in Chechnya during the period of 1994-1995.