Polozov: Savchenko may resume waterless hunger strike
10:47, 4 May 2016

Polozov: Savchenko may resume waterless hunger strike

The detained Ukrainian officer demands to extradite her immediately

10:47, 4 May 2016


Nadiya Savchenko, the officer of Ukraine’s Air Force who stays illegally detained in Russia might go for another hunger strike, demanding to release her and extradite her to Ukraine immediately.

“Nadiya cannot wait much longer. She stated this directly; if there will be any delays with her extradition, I can’t rule out she will resume the waterless hunger strike. Under the common procedure of extradition, it takes at least six months, maybe a year. Such terms absolutely unacceptable for her”, Nadiya’s lawyer Nikolai Polozov said in an interview with Channel 5.  

On April 28, Savchenko’s defense team reported the extradition process began; her sister Vira confirmed that the detained fighter pilot received all the necessary documents.

Previously, the lawyers assumed that Nadiya Savchenko might get back to Ukraine by late May.

President Petro Poroshenko said he’d expected the Ukrainian to return home in matter of weeks, adding that he and his Russian counterpart Putin agreed on the procedure of her release.   

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