Recall that since last Friday Savchenko holds a hunger strike in protest against the future of sentencing: the Prosecutor’s office demanded to condemn a woman 23 years of imprisonment for complicity in the murder of two journalists VGTRK.
According to the prosecution, Savchenko was adjusting the fire of the Ukrainian artillery, and the lawyers had proved the impossibility of this, in particular, because the woman could not bring her wounded hand to climb the cell tower. In addition, data on the correction of fire is not the same and it billing phone: lawyers claimed that Savchenko was before the incident captured by the separatists LNR, and then exported to Russia with the help of Vladislav Surkov officer Pavel Karpov.
Today delivered in the court of Savchenko in Ukrainian read previously circulated her lawyers speech. To conclude, she stated that she wanted “to show the example, what the totalitarian regime can be braided in the mutton horn”, and then drew to the court an obscene gesture.
According to the lawyer Nikolai Polozov, sentencing will take place on March 21-22. At this Savchenko warned the court that he would continue his hunger-strike, if the sentence is deferred for more than a week.
Recall that today the European Parliament suggested to impose new sanctions against Russia (in particular against Vladimir Putin) because of the case Savchenko. Previously my concern about this was expressed by U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry.
Russian officials (a representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, deputies Olga batalina, Irina Yarovaya) in response to said engagement of the USA and their impact on “traitors” in the European Parliament.