Russian doctors say captive pilot Savchenko's health 'satisfactory'

22:19, 20 February 2015
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A council of Russian doctors has examined the state of captive Ukrainian pilot, Ukrainian MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko's health, TASS reported with reference to the press service of Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN).


"The best doctors of the Russian Federation, doctors of science, professors (specialists in neurology, gastroenterology, cardiology) have examined the accused Nadia Savchenko today on the FSIN's initiative. Following the medical examination and clinical tests, the board of the doctors has concluded that the state of Nadia Savchenko's health is satisfactory," the FSIN reported.

"Nadia Savchenko was given health care recommendations. The doctors' council has also confirmed the protocols being applied by the physicians of the hospital subordinated to the medicine department of Russia's FSIN to treat the patient," the  press service said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Savchenko was abducted by Russian-backed militants in the Donbas in the summer of 2014, and then taken to Russia, where she was charged with being involved in the death of Russian journalists. She was also charged with illegally crossing the Russian border.

On October 26, during the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, Savchenko was elected as an MP from the Batkivschyna Party. The Verkhovna Rada made Savchenko a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Savchenko went on hunger strike on December 15 in protest at being denied medicines she required.

On February 10, Moscow's Basmanny court extended the term of Savchenko’s arrest until May 13.

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