Mark Feygin, the lawyer of detained Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, reported on Monday that no one could visit her throughout weekends.
“It’s been sixth day of Savchenko’s hunger strike. No one was allowed visiting her during the weekend. The latest information will be provided in the afternoon by Nikolai Polozov (Feygin’s teammate in Savchenko’s defense team – 112 International)”, the lawyer tweeted.
Currently, there is no information about when Polozov would meet Savchenko; however, on Monday morning, he left Moscow and went to Rostov-on-Don.
As 112 International reported, Savchenko went on a waterless hunger strike on April 6, demanding from the Russian authorities to release her from illegal detention and let her go. Ukraine's Foreign Ministry expressed grave concerns over the state of her health and once again demanded that the Kremlin release Savchenko.
On April 5, the sentence in her case took effect; Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years of imprisonment in Russia. She was found guilty of murder of two Russian TV reporters in eastern Ukraine in June 2014 and illegal crossing of the Russian border. Savchenko herself, her defense team, the Ukrainian government, the vast majority of the Ukrainian people and Western governments deny all charges and demand to release her.