ROSTOV-ON-DON, December 17. /Corr. Dmitry Bulanin/. Donetsk city court extended for three months the arrest of former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko until April 16, 2016. About this in his microblog on Twitter wrote one of the lawyers Savchenko Nikolai Polozov.
Nadezhda Savchenko went on hunger strike until the end of the court
“The court granted the petition prosecutors on extending the detention of Nadezhda Savchenko until April 16, 2016,” wrote the lawyer.
After that, the defense again challenged the court.
The arrest Savchenko was extended during the preliminary hearing on September 15. This decision was appealed to the Rostov regional court, where the decision was upheld.
The hearing in the case Savchenko continued from September 22. According to the investigation, as an officer of the armed forces of Ukraine, while the location of a paramilitary battalion “Aydar” on June 17, 2014 near the village of Metallist, Slavyanoserbsk district, Luhansk region, Savchenko was conducting secret surveillance and correction of shelling the checkpoint of the militia LNR with him were civilians, including three citizens of the Russian Federation – correspondents VGTRK. In the shelling of journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin were killed.