She lost weight but she is alive, - lawyers about Savchenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The advocate added that Savchenko did not specify how long will her hunger strike last, they try to dissuade her
11:36, 29 March 2018

Ukrainska Pravda

The advocate of MP Nadia Savchenko who went on the hunger strike after the arrest on March 23 spoke about her state of health. According to Viktor Chevhuz, Savchenko lost some weight but she feels normal and drinks water.

‘She lost some weight but she is alive, drinks water. She hopes for the best’, he said.

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Chevhuz also added that Savchenko did not specify how long will her hunger strike last.

‘She did not share this. Last time she submitted the written statement that she went on the hunger strike on March 24, she reported to the head of the remand center in writing and observes the hunger strike. We try to dissuade her’, he added.

As we reported Shevchenkivsky Court of Kyiv decided on the preventive measures for Savchenko, which is custody for two months until May 20, 2018, without a right for a bail. Besides, the Court decided that the detention on March 22 was illegal.

The same day the MP went on the hunger strike. She also emphasized that she is not going to escape from Ukraine.

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The MP went on the hunger strike in the protest, not for the first time. The first time it took place in December 2014 when she was in the Russian prison. Savchenko withstood more than 80 days. On March 16 she stopped eating. She also had the injections of glucose. On April 28 she was transferred to the Moscow hospital where she stopped the hunger strike. One more attempt was in December 2015. In March 2016 she went on the dry hunger strike which she stopped in a few days, as it was reported on the request of Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine.

On March 15,  Lutsenko claimed during his speech at the parliament that Savchenko personally planned, recruited and ordered how to hold the terrorist attack in the Verkhovna Rada, destroying two lodges, governmental and post, by the combat grenades, bringing down the dome of the Verkhovna Rada by the mortar launchers and killing the survived with the assault rifles.

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Also, it was reported that non-affiliated MP Nadia Savchenko and Volodymyr Ruban, the Head of 'Officer Corps' planned to attack the cortege of the President of Ukraine with the large caliber sniper rifle. 

Ruban was detained on March 8 at the Ukrainian checkpoint at the demarcation line of Donbas Conflict zone. It is stated that Ruban is suspected in the illegal handling of arms, preparation of a crime and terrorist action. Later the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv arrested Volodymyr Ruban, the Leader of Center of POW Release 'Officer Corps' for 60 days without a right to the bail.


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