Hope for the best: Nadiya Savchenko stops thirst and hunger strike

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Ukrainian aviatrix and MP Nadiya Savchenko. The conversation took place in the course of Tuesday’s meeting with Nadiya’s mother Mariya and sister Vira.

The Ukrainian leader informed Nadiya Savchenko of the actions aimed at her liberation and told the details of his phone conversation with Russian president Putin, Poroshenko’s official website reports.

Petro Poroshenko, Nadiya’s mother and sister asked her to stop the hunger strike.

“Even in such conditions, we should preserve your health,” Poroshenko noted.

Nadiya Savchenko agreed to stop the hunger strike temporarily.

The president informed on his willingness to send his plane to Russia to bring Nadiya Savchenko back home.

On April 18, the president of Ukraine urged his Russian counterpart to immediately liberate the Ukrainian when speaking over the phone. They also discussed the issue of Russian servicemen Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov who were arrested in the territory of Ukraine in the summer of 2015.

Earlier  Petro Poroshenko expressed readiness to swap the two Russian GRU force fighters for Nadiya Savchenko. But at that moment Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said that such an exchange was impossible.

On March 22, the Donetsk city court of the Rostov region found the Ukrainian pilot guilty of murdering two Russian journalists and sentenced her to 22 years in prison. The sentence has come into effect.

Savchenko 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.

Nadiya Savchenko went on thirst and hunger strike on April, 6.