Ukrainian pilot Savchenko to undergo psychiatric examination
MOSCOW, September 24 (RAPSI) - Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko suspected of involvement in the murder of two Russian journalists will undergo a mental examination, the official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin, told the media.
The investigators therefore confirmed for the first time that Savchenko will travel to Moscow for the exam.
Markin said it is a common practice required by Russian criminal procedural law in cases where an individual is charged with a serious crime. Savchenko and her lawyer “have been notified, according to the procedure, of the psychiatric examination to be done in Moscow,” Markin said.
As Savchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feigin, wrote on his Twitter page, Savchenko has already left the detention facility in Voronezh.
Vesti correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and sound engineer Anton Voloshin were killed on June 17 in a mortar attack in the vicinity of Metallist and Mirny, small towns near Lugansk in eastern Ukraine. Both journalists were buried in Moscow.
Savchenko denies all allegations and insists she has no relation to the death of the journalists.