Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s has been put on a drip, but her condition is critical, defense lawyer Ilya Novikov says.
“If Nadiya’s sister, Vira, had not persuaded her yesterday into agreeing to the infusions, her condition would be extremely critical. She is completely exhausted, Novikov told a TV channel.
Vira Savchenko confirmed on Ukraine’s 112 channel that Nadiya was having intravenous infusion drips. “But the veins are so fragile that they break,” she said.
Novikov says on Monday there will be a better understanding of prospects for Nadiya’s exchange for two Russian officers, Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeniy Yerofeyev, who are on trial in Ukraine.
Nadiya Savchenko went on thirst and hunger strike on April, 6.
On March 22, the Donetsk city court of the Rostov region found her guilty of murdering two Russian journalists and sentenced her to 22 years in prison. The sentence has come into effect.
The pilot denies her guilt. According to the defense, she was kidnapped by terrorists in LPR and then taken out to Russia. Savchenko has been in custody since July 2014.