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Savchenko might be released from custody on September 3

The court session was rescheduled for tomorrow
10:05, 4 September 2018

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On Monday, September 3, Kyiv Shevchenkivskiy District Court did not manage to consider the motion of the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office concerning the extension of the preventive measure for Nadiya Savchenko, which is detention in custody, as Radio Liberty reports.

The Court took into account Savchenko’s request and rescheduled the consideration of the motion for Tuesday, September 4, as the working day was over. Moreover, the Court also considered the fact that “the participants of the process got tired”, as Savchenko said.

Related: Shevchenkivskyi District Court keeps Savchenko under arrest

The prosecutors stated that if the Court would not manage to consider the motion till September 7, the day when Savchenko is to be released from custody, she can influence the witnesses and leave Ukraine.

At the same time, Savchenko’s defense stated that there is no reason to be concerned, as Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the so-called “DNR”, who posed a threat, died.

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.

Related: Court postpones consideration of Savchenko's case on August 29

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 remains in custody, lawyers to address ECHR

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 from 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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