Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savcehnko, illegally arrested in Russia, announced hunger strike starting from today March 4, her lawyer Mark Feygin informed on Twitter.
According to Savchenko, she will not eat food or drink water “till returning to Ukraine dead or alive!”.
“Hunger strike is a protest against Russian authorities, Russian special services, prosecution, investigation and court. They are trying to conceal their crimes”, - Savchenko writes.
She informed that she banns staff of the Russian detention center from persuading her to start eating and drinking, taking medication or even approaching her.
Savchenko demands to bring her to court on March 9 “dead or alive”.
Earlier Savchenko delivered an emotional speech in Russian court.
The US State Department demands the immediate release of Savchenko.