Ukrainian doctors leave Russia without having visited Savchenko

A Ukrainian medical team has not been permitted to visit Ukrainian pilot, Verkhovna Rada deputy Nadiya Savchenko, Nikolai Polozov from the Savchenko defense team has said.

"The Ukrainian medical team did not receive the Russian authorities' permission to meet with and examine Nadiya Savchenko and had to leave the Russian Federation yesterday," the lawyer wrote on Facebook.

The Donetsk City Court in the Rostov region of Russia is hearing the criminal case against Savchenko. She said at the court hearing on December 17, 2015, that she would be on hunger strike until the end of the trial, and announced a 'dry' hunger strike, refusing to drink water, on March 4. Savchenko suspended her 'dry' hunger strike on March 10 until March 21-22, when the court was scheduled to hand down her sentence.




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