Ukraine asks Germany to send doctors to examine Savchenko
21:24, 10 March 2016

Ukraine asks Germany to send doctors to examine Savchenko

Earlier today, Russian authorities barred the pilot’s family and Ukrainian doctors from seeing her in custody

21:24, 10 March 2016

“I turned to the German side under the instruction of President Poroshenko, asking to send German doctors to Nadiya Savchenko as soon as possible, so that they can assess her health conditions”, Ukraine’s Ambassador in Germany Andriy Melnyk tweeted.  

Previously on March 10, mother and sister of Nadiya Savchenko were not allowed to see the Ukrainian pilot in Russian pre-trial detention facility. The court also didn’t let in Ukrainian doctors who came to Rostov-on-Don to examine Nadiya as her health worsened due to the long-standing detention and a number of hunger strikes.

On March 9, Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feygin published the letter sent to Nadia Savchenko, allegedly by Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, in which she was asked to stop her hunger strike. Besides, the letter stated that the President would like to see Savchenko in the new Ukrainian government. On Thursday, Feygin updated his Twitter, saying the letter was fake and most likely fabricated by Russian special services so as to discredit both Savchenko and the Ukrainian authorities in this situation.     

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