Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, convicted in Russia for 22 years for the murder of Russian journalists in the Donbass, began a hunger strike. About this on Twitter said her lawyer mark Feigin.
About Savchenko plans to resume hunger strike after the entry into force of the judgment on March 22, told another her lawyer Nikolai Polozov. He noted that, according to Ukrainian women, “it may affect the Russian government is the only way”. She never gave up the desire to go on hunger strike after the sentence comes into force after 10 days… It’s on a dry hunger strike,” said the lawyer.
Later Feigin said that the protection Savchenko and her sister unable to dissuade the Ukrainian on hunger strike. Earlier this week, he explained that she stopped eating baby food and drinking only water.
After his arrest in July 2014, Savchenko went on hunger strike several times. The first one she started in December 2014 and continued for 2.5 months. 3 March 2016, after the court postponed the announcement of the last words of the accused, Savchenko went on hunger strike and kept it for a week.
On March 22, the Donetsk town court of the Rostov region Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison on the murder of Russian journalists in the Donbass. Immediately after the verdict, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has offered to exchange Savchenko on “two Russian soldiers”, Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov, which in Kiev is considered the “fighters of the GRU”. The head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov admitted the possibility of exchange of Ukrainka, however, it was noted that a final decision on this matter rests with the President of Russia.
Source of “Interfax” reported that during consultations about the possibility of exchange of sentenced Nadezhda Savchenko Moscow has proposed a list of candidates, which included serving sentences in the U.S., Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko. However, the Russian foreign Ministry later said that the exchange Savchenko is not a subject for dialogue with the American authorities.