22 August 2017
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Savchenko to be convicted, then returned to Ukraine, lawyer forecasts

The issue of release of Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko, who is illegally detained in the Russian Federation, is a foregone conclusion, Savchenko's lawyer Mark Feygin wrote on Twitter.


According to him, negotiations on her return to Ukraine are underway.

UNIAN memo. Nadia Savchenko was abducted by Russia-backed militants in Donbas last summer, and then illegally transferred to Russia, where she was charged with complicity in the death of Russian journalists. However, the defense claims she couldn't have been involved in this crime as she had been captured before the journalists were killed.

Savchenko's lawyer shows intercepts of "LPR" leaders' chats on pilot's captureSavchenko is being accused of murder and also of attempted murder, according to the PGO statement. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation also accused Savchenko of illegal border crossing.

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