Savchenko stops 'dry' hunger strike at Poroshenko's request

14:12, 10 March 2016
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Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko, who is illegally detained in Russia, has stopped her 'dry' hunger strike at the request of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, her lawyer Mark Feygin wrote on Twitter.

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"I've just visited Nadia. She stopped her hunger strike at the request of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and her compatriots," he tweeted.

Feygin also published the text of Poroshenko's address to Savchenko.

In addition, he published Savchenko's statement on the termination of her 'dry' hunger strike.

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 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.

On March 9, the trial of Ukrainian pilot, MP and member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Nadia Savchenko ended in a Russian-based Donetsk city court in Rostov region and the verdict will be announced on March 21-22.

In her last plea on Wednesday, Savchenko told the court she would continue refusing food and water.

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