Trial over Nadiya Savchenko: MP charged with multiple crimes against Ukrainian state

18:53, 23 March 2018

Shevchenko district court in Kyiv looks into the case of Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian MP and former combat pilot of Ukraine’s Air Force.

She is suspected of preparation of terrorist acts in the Ukrainian Parliament, attempt of coup d’état and the attempt on the murder of several top-rank officials. As of 3.30 p.m. Friday, the jury was in progress, deciding whether Savchenko should be put in detention for 60 days.

The Ukrainian law stipulates that a person cannot enjoy the right for a bailout under these charges. Savchenko denied all accusations and claimed that she would begin a hunger strike.