Investigation into ex-Ukrainian pilot Savchenko extended until November
MOSCOW, May 5 (RAPSI) – Investigation into ex-Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko who stands charged with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists has been extended until November 13, 2015, her attorney Nikolai Polozov wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday.
Official charges were brought against Savchenko on April 24. Moreover, the final indictment included unlawful crossing of the border with Russia.
Savchenko was arrested in Russia last summer on charges of complicity in the murder of two Russian TV journalists during hostilities in Donbas and on illegally crossing the border into Russia.
TV correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and sound engineer Anton Voloshin were killed on June 17 in a mortar attack.
Savchenko denies the allegations and claims that she was kidnapped in Ukraine and forcibly transported to Russia.
Savchenko went on hunger strike in mid-December in a protest against her prosecution. She ended an 83-day hunger strike in March but renewed it soon afterwards.