“The court refused to issue permission for a meeting to Savchenko’s mother and sister, as well as to Ukrainian medics. The city court of Donetsk in Rostov region where Nadia is being held has no intentions to issue any permissions of such kind until March 21st. Ukrainian consuls were also banned from visiting Savchenko until the verdict is announced! ”, the member of Nadia’s defense team wrote.
As 112 International reported, Nadia Savchenko delivered her emotional closing speech in court on Wednesday. According to her lawyers, the court will pronounce the verdict on March 21st.
Savchenko’s been on a waterless hunger strike since March 4, which under her current health conditions poses serious danger to her life. The pilot demands that the Russian court release her and let her go home dead or alive. On March 8, Russian authorities agreed to let Ukrainian doctors to the custody where Savchenko is being held so as to examine her, as she refuses examination or any treatment provided by the local doctors.