Russian presidential human rights envoy Ella Pamfilova said in a phone conversation with Nadiya Savchenko's sister that Nadiya feels fine, Nikolai Polozov, a lawyer for Savchenko, said March 6.
"Nadiya Savchenko now feels fine, she is under permanent visual observation, her arterial pressure is being measures," Polozov said on Twitter.
There is currently no need to force Savchenko eat and drink, Polozov said, adding that a group of Ukrainian doctors has been formed to examine Savchenko. He added, however, that the date when they will be given access to Savchenko is not known.
According to Russian investigators, Ukrainian Armed Forces officer Savchenko was at the base of the Aidar battalion near the village of Metalist in the Slovyanoserbsk district of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine on June 17, 2014, where she was conducting secret surveillance and correcting artillery fire targeting a checkpoint of militants from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, as well as civilians sheltering there; among them were three journalists of Russia's VGTRK broadcaster. Two Russian reporters, namely Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, were killed in the attack.
Savchenko denies all charges.
She has been held in custody in Russia since July 2014. Savchenko went on hunger strike in the Donetsk City Court on December 17, 2015 until the end of her trial.
She also went on a dry hunger strike on March 4.
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