Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicalsWorld February 26, 15:24
Opposition activist Dadin sentenced for disorders at rallies leaves jailRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 26, 12:58
Aerospace Force chief says Russian army to get new combat jets and helicoptersMilitary & Defense February 26, 11:15
Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Where to watch unique solar eclipse and spectacular ‘ring of fire’Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Moscow’s Basmanny Court on Tuesday extended the period of detention for former Ukrainian servicewoman Nadezhda Savchenko until May 13.
"Having heard the reasons of the sides and considered submitted materials, the court reaches the conclusion that an investigator’s request to extend the measure of restraint for Savchenko in the form of detention until May 13 should be granted," Judge Artur Karpov announced the decision.
Investigators say that during combat operations near the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk in the summer of 2014, Savchenko, who was a pilot for a Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) helicopter gunship, joined the Aidar battalion - a paramilitary group of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry.
She is suspected of involvement in the murder of two Russian journalists near Lugansk in July 2014, as well as of illegally crossing the Russian border. The two criminal cases against her have been integrated.
The defense said the court’s ruling on detention extension is illegal and plans to appeal it in the Moscow City Court.
The period of investigation on Savchenko’s case has also been extended until May 13.
Nadezhda Savchenko has been on a hunger strike for over 60 days. Today she said she has no plans of stopping the strike. "I will continue the hunger strike, which has been lasting for more than 60 days, until I’m taken back to Ukraine or until I die, " she said.