MOSCOW, December 26 (RAPSI) – Ukrainian authorities have passed documents which were attached to the Russian file in a criminal case against Nadezhda Savchenko who stands charged with complicity in the murder of Russian journalists, Savchenko's lawyer Mark Feygin told RAPSI on Friday.

Savchenko, a former Ukrainian military pilot, was detained in Russia in July. She is accused of being linked to the murder of Russian journalists during the shelling of the self-defense forces in the Ukrainian region of Lugansk.

Television correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and sound engineer Anton Voloshin were killed on June 17 in a mortar attack. Both journalists were later buried in Moscow.

Ukrainian authorities are also conducting an investigation into the death of Russian journalists, according to Feygin.

He says that key evidence passed by Ukrainian authorities shows that Savchenko was detained an hour before the journalists’ death.

“Until now, Russian investigators have rejected all our petitions. It’s important that we have settled this problem. The new materials have been added to the case, our petition has been granted, and we hope that Savchenko’s innocence will be proved without a doubt,” Feygin said.