Savchenko claims her request to attend PACE session ignored
MOSCOW, January 19 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) - Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko who stands charged with complicity in the murder of Russian journalists alleges that her request to attend a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg was ignored by investigators, her lawyer Nikolai Polozov told RAPSI on Monday.
The request was filed with the Russia's Investigative Committee as Savchenko had been elected to the Ukrainian parliament's permanent delegation to the PACE.
The Investigative Committee did not reply to the request within three days, according to Polozov. He added that a complaint against investigators for their lack of action was submitted to a court which is to attend to the matter within five days.
Savchenko has been under arrest since last July on charges of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists during a military action over the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk.
Savchenko denies the allegations. In Ukraine she has already been sworn in as a lawmaker of parliament. She was elected as a top candidate in the Batkivshchyna party along with Yulia Tymoshenko.