DONETSK (Rostov region), 3 March. Former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko went on hunger strike due to the fact that it is not made by the court with the last word in Donetsk city court, where her case is considered.
This was reported by her lawyer Nikolai Polozov .
Zorkin: the case Savchenko cannot be considered by the jury
“The court suddenly announced the postponement of the meeting on 9 March, without giving Savchenko to say the last word. She announced the beginning of a dry hunger strike,” wrote Polozov in his Twitter page.
On the eve of Savchenko declared that considers itself innocent in the murder of Russian journalists, and threatened to declare a hunger strike if the judge will write the sentence for more than two weeks.
“If the court will assign a sentence more than two weeks, I declare a hunger strike from tomorrow. I’m an innocent man, my guilt is not proven. No exchanges, delaying trades and I not going to wait,” announced she. “If the sentence is more than two weeks, you will make it to me posthumously,” added Savchenko.
The Prosecutor is asking the defendant to 23 years in prison
Earlier it was reported that the public prosecution is asking for Savchenko 23 years in a General regime colony and a fine of 100 thousand rubles. “On set of crimes by partial addition of punishments, the prosecution considers it possible to assign Savchenko final punishment for a period of 23 years of imprisonment”, – said the Prosecutor in the deliberations of the Donetsk city court.
Savchenko said in court that he killed people, but didn’t shoot unarmed
He asked to exclude the charges of the attempted murder of the six citizens of Ukraine. “The prosecution believes a complete proof of guilt Savchenko to the murder of Kornelyuk and Voloshin, as well as the assassination of their colleague Denisov and six. unfortunately, Russian law does not allow to involve the defendant in the territory of the Russian Federation for this crime (attempted murder – ed.)”, – said the Prosecutor.
He noted that Savchenko has immunity because the alleged crimes were committed before assigning her the title of member of the Assembly.
Protection of Savchenko, in turn, said that she doesn’t care what period the request of the Prosecutor and what the verdict will be reached by the court, as it believes that the defendant through political negotiations will return to Ukraine within a month after sentencing.
The Case Of Hope Savchenko
Nadezhda Savchenko is accused of involvement in the murder of two employees VGTRK under Lugansk and illegal crossing of the border. Article Savchenko: part 2 of article 105 of the criminal code (“Murder”), part 3 of article 30, 2 of article 105 of the criminal code (“Attempt at murder”) and part 1 of article 322 of the criminal code (“Illegal border crossing”).
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 artillery fire on the area of the checkpoint of the militia LNR with him were civilians, including three citizens of the Russian Federation – correspondents VGTRK. The shelling of the VGTRK employees Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin were killed.