Nadia Savchenko’s release is sealed, her lawyer Mark Feygin tweeted on Friday. “The court verdict in her case is a foregone conclusion, and so is the question of her release. The negotiations to send her home are underway”, he wrote.
Previously, Savchenko’s defense team presented new evidence in her case that proved the pilot’s innocence.
In mid-December 2015, Russian court ruled that the pilot stays in detention until April 2016. Protesting against that, she went on a hunger strike – the third one since the moment of her arrest by pro-Russia militants in summer 2014.
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.