Savchenko case: lawyers ready to appeal against court decision

19:35, 26 March 2018

The defense team of Ukraine’s lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko appealed against the court’s decision. The lawyers and the defendant agreed on the principal provisions of the document on Monday.

As is known, last week, Savchenko was detained in the parliament’s session hall and brought to the isolation cell of Ukraine’s state security service. Due to the court decision, Savchenko will remain in detention for two months.

The scandalous MP faces either from 10 to 15 years in jail, or the life sentence. Former helicopter pilot of Ukraine’s Air Force, Savchenko is accused of a number of crimes against the state: a coup d'etat attempt, organization of murder attempt on the lives of top officials, preparing a terrorist act, aiding terrorist activity and the illegal gun handling.

The Ukrainian government assumes Savchenko acted in the interests of the Russian Federation.