Investigation against ex-Ukrainian pilot Savchenko completed – lawyer
MOSCOW, May 21 (RAPSI) - Pretrial investigation into ex-Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko who stands charged with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists has been completed, her lawyer Mark Feygin wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.
The trial may begin in September, according to another Savchenko’s attorney Nikolai Polozov.
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.
Official charges were brought against Savchenko on April 24. Moreover, the final indictment included unlawful crossing of the border with Russia.
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.