Appeal Court in Kyiv considers Savchenko’s complaint

18:53, 29 March 2018

Kyiv court of appeal in considering a claim by Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyers against her arrest. The defendant also demanded to appoint different prosecutor who, according to her, behaved outrageously, by comparing her case with that of formerly detained Russian military intelligence agents.  

On March 22, the Ukrainian parliament lifted the immunity of Nadiya Savchenko. She was detained right after this in the building of the Verkhovna Rada. Later Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko signed the notice of suspicion of Savchenko under charges with preparing a terrorist act and the attempt of coup d’état. The same day the MP went on the hunger strike.