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Poroshenko: We continue to fight for Savchenko’s release

Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko, who has been illegally detained by Russia, is in a fighting mood despite hunger strike, according to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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"Just now, Ukraine’s Consul General in Rostov-on-Don Vitaly Moskalenko, who visited Nadia Savchenko on my behalf, reported on the meeting. Nadia is really in a fighting mood. We continue to fight for her release," Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Savchenko launched a hunger strike from March 4 to protest against the fact that a Russian court deprived her of her last word in a courtroom and adjourned the hearing until March 9.

U.S. calls on Russia to set Savchenko freeUkrainian consuls on March 7 and March 8 visited Savchenko in jail. According to them, the state of health of the Ukrainian pilot has deteriorated.

Earlier today, the President’s envoy on the peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbas, Iryna Gerashchenko, reported that the Russian government has allowed the Ukrainian doctors to inspect Savchenko on March 9.

Savchenko continues her hunger strikeRussia accuses Savchenko of the murder of the two Russian journalists, as well as the illegal crossing of the Russian border. Savchenko and her defense team have denied all accusations. The defense claims that at the time of the death of Russian reporters, she has already been captured by the pro-Russian militants, who then forcibly transported her to Russia.

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