: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Vira Savchenko allowed to meet her sister in Moscow’s prison


Vira Savchenko obtained a permission from Russian investigative authorities to meet her imprisoned sister Nadiya Savchenko on 20 January.
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis announced the news, Radio Liberty reported. “Vira Savchenko along with a Ukrainian lawyer will arrive in Moscow tomorrow. Vira is planning to visit her sister in a pre-trial cell at jail. According to our information, Vira was authorized by the Investigative Committee of Russia to see her sister,” he said.
As reported, Ukraine’s Parliament commissioner for Human Rights Valeriya Lutkovska asked the Russian Federation ombudsman Ella Pamfilova on January 15 to assist imprisoned Nadiya Savchenko to meet her sister Vira.
As a background information reminder, Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been on a hunger strike since December 13. On December 22, Moscow City Court rejected a motion made by her defense for the immediate release of Savchenko and extended her arrest until February 13, 2015. The pilot said her hunger strike would end only when she would be released from a pre-trial cell of prison in Moscow.

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