Savchenko is accused of killing two or more people, attempt to commit aggravated murder, murder and illegal crossing of Russian border, as declared by the spokesman of Investigative Committee of Russian Federation Savchenko’s attorney Ilya Novikov said that the charges were strengthened, because the "investigation concept has been changed." He also stressed that the overall allegations remained unchanged.
Following the chronology back to June 2014, Savchenko had sent data on coordinates of the Russian journalists and other civilians in Donbas to Ukrainian military. As a result, two Russian journalists were killed. Savchenko illegally crossed Russian-Ukrainian border and was detained in Russia. This version of the elements of an offense was concocted by the Russian Investigative Committee.
The pilot said that she was taken to the territory of Russia by force. Savchenko is kept in a Moscow jail.