Skater Solovyov explained that the criminal case could break the lives of the students who beat him
Olympic figure skating champion Dmitry Solovyov spoke about reconciliation with the students who beat him. His words are quoted by RT.
“We are all human, and humans make mistakes. With my decision to go to the end, I could break several lives that have just begun, ”the athlete shared. He explained the behavior of men by the action of strong emotions and alcohol.
The figure skater added that the attackers repented at the investigative measures, and their mothers did not hold back the tears. “And I chose a different path. There is something higher than justice – mercy. Looking at them, in the depths of my soul I understood that I was doing the right thing, ”Soloviev concluded.
The termination of the criminal case was reported on May 15. The court decided to release those accused of attacking Solovyov.
On December 21, 2021, Solovyov was beaten in Moscow when he stood up for his girlfriend, curler Anna Sidorova. The skater was diagnosed with a closed craniocerebral injury. A criminal case was initiated against the attackers under Article 112 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Intentional infliction of moderate bodily harm committed by a group of persons out of hooligan motives”).