Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadia Savchenko gets injections of glucose to keep her health conditions at reasonable level. Her lawyer Mark Feygin said this in a commentary to 112 Ukraine TV channel.
“Two days ago, they began glucose injections through the intravenous infusors. That helped, of course, and currently, she feels much better, but the effect won’t last long – perhaps several days or weeks”, Feygin said.
He added that the defense team tries to persuade Savchenko to restrain from the hunger strike that she is on now.
“It will give us nothing. Given that the verdict will most likely be announced by the end of February, I’m not sure Nadia can take another hunger strike after this one that goes on”.
As is known, December 25, Rostov region court in Russia denied the defense team’s appeal on the decision to extend Savchenko’s arrest. The court ruled that the pilot stays in detention until April 2016. December 18, Savchenko started a hunger strike, the second one since the beginning of her detention in Russia. According to her defense team, she lost more than 15 kilograms and faces serious health problems. Savchenko demands to release her from detention and let her go back to Ukraine.
Nadia Savchenko, MP and former Ukraine’s Air Force officer, was captured by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine in summer 2014. She says they captured her, forcefully brought her to Russia and passed her to Russian investigative authorities. Savchenko is charged with murder of two Russian reporters who worked in eastern Ukraine without any permission of the Ukrainian government. She is also charged with the illegal crossing of the Russian border. The pilot, her defense team and the Ukrainian government deny all charges, demanding to release her.