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Ukrainian ex-pilot Savchenko transferred back to prison medical unit

April 30, 2015, 16:28 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Doctors from the 20th Moscow city hospital earlier confirmed that Savchenko’s condition was "satisfactory" after a new three-day hunger strike
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Nadezhda Savchenko

Nadezhda Savchenko

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MOSCOW, April 30. /TASS/. Former Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has been transferred back to a prison medical unit from a city hospital, the press service of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service told TASS on Thursday.

Doctors from the 20th Moscow city hospital earlier confirmed that Savchenko’s condition was "satisfactory" after a new three-day hunger strike.

"Doctors from the 20th Moscow city hospital carried out a full medical examination of defendat Nadezhda Savchenko. After the examination and clinical-laboratory and instrumental research, the panel of doctors assessed Nadezhda Savchenko’s health condition as satisfactory," the press service said.

"The panel of doctors confirmed that Savchenko’s health condition is satisfactory. Consequently, the patient can be transferred to the prison [medical unit]," the 20th Moscow city hospital chief physician Andrey Krapivin told TASS.

Savchenko is accused of complicity in the killing of two Russian journalists, Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, last summer and illegally crossing the Russian border. The Ukrainian national, who refused to admit her guilt, went on hunger strike in mid-December to protest against her custody.

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