Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadia Savchenko might need medical treatment again due to her worsened health conditions. The cause of the deterioration is the hunger strike she’s currently on. Savchenko’s lawyer Ilya Novikov said this in a commentary to 112 Ukraine TV channel on December 31.
“A week ago, her health was quite decent, and I can tell that by the last year’s experience. Nadia has extremely strong constitution, despite spending a year and a half in pre-trail detention facility. I hope nothing serious happens to her, at least until the fourth week of her hunger strike”, Novikov said.
According to the lawyer, Savchenko might be refused to be placed into hospital.
“The sentence will not be announced until February. We’ll have to go through another tough period and maybe we’ll have to put her into hospital again. The court might refuse to allow that, since Nadia was present at the court hearings. That makes us work faster and harder and prove all evidence we’ve got”, the lawyer said.
December 25, Rostov region court in Russia denied the defense team’s appeal on the decision to extend her arrest. The court ruled that Savchenko stays in detention until April 2016.