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I need two surgeries on knee, - convict MP Nadia Savchenko

Nadia Savchenko states the doctors do not recommend her to have the surgeries at the remand center
17:14, 23 October 2018

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MP Nadia Savchenko suspected in the preparation of the terrorist acts in the parliament claimed that she needs two surgeries on the knee as Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

“I really need two surgeries, it is an old injury, sustained during the army years, on the knee. One is for meniscus and another is one for torn cruciate ligament,” Savchenko claimed. She said that she has the inflammation due to the lack of the movement in the remand center.

Related: Savchenko remains in custody, lawyers to address ECHR

According to Savchenko, the doctors do not recommend her to have the surgeries at the remand center as the rehabilitation will last from six up to nine months. Now, the doctors recommended her to use the simulators.

“I do not have a possibility to set the fitness equipment, which will even not fit my cell. Possibly, I will endure pain,” she said.

Related: Prosecutor General says Savchenko-Ruban case to start this year

On October 23, the court should consider the appeal of the prosecutor’s office on the extension of the detention of Savchenko. However, a few lawyers of the MP did not come to the court and she asked to postpone the session.

On September 4, the court extended arrest of Savchenko until October 30.

Related: Prosecutor General's office completes investigation against Savchenko and Ruban

Reportedly, Savchenko underwent a polygraph test. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claimed that the psychological forensic examination with the use of the polygraph of MP Nadiya Savchenko has confirmed her intentions of the coup d'état, particularly the commitment of the terrorist act in the governmental quarter and the Ukrainian Parliament.

Shevchenkivskyi District Court decided on preventive measures for Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian people’s deputy – detention on custody for two months till May 20, 2018, without a right for bailment. During her speech, she declared a hunger strike. She also noted that she wasn’t going to escape Ukraine. Later, Appeal Court enhanced Savchenko’s detention until July 14.

Related: Savchenko refuses testing with polygraph

On July 13, her detention was extended and she declared an indefinite hunger strike.

Nadiya Savcheko, MP is suspected of organizing a terrorist act in the Ukrainian Parliament and in the government district of Kyiv. Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General claimed that he has proof that Savchenko planned an armed coup d'état, which would have brought to mass civilian casualties. In particular, according to the information of Prosecutor General's office, she planned to shell Kyiv with a grenade launcher. Furthermore, she together with early detained Volodymyr Ruban are suspected of an organization of assassination of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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