Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia to go on hunger strike

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Ukrainian air force pilot and member of the Ukrainian Parliament Nadezhda Savchenko stands in a cage in a court room at the Basmanny District Court in Moscow, Russia, 17 April 2015. Savchenko is accused of aiding the killing of two Russian journalists while she was fighting with a volunteer battalion in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia to go on hunger strike


An imprisoned Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia has threatened to go on hunger strike unless she is extradited back home after the verdict, her sister says.

Closing arguments in the trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko begin today, on Wednesday 2 March, and the verdict is due shortly. Russian authorities have indicated that they expect Savchenko, who is accused of involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine, to be found guilty.

Savchenko was fighting in ...


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