VORONEZH, July 10 (RAPSI) – The Voronezh Regional Court has returned the case materials of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, arrested on charges of complicity in the murder of Russian journalists in Ukraine, to a district court for translation into the Ukrainian language, the court’s press secretary, Lada Petina, told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
The Novousmansky District Court of the Voronezh Region ruled on July 2 to keep Savchenko in detainment at Voronezh Pretrial Detention Center No. 3 until the end of August. The arrested pilot’s attorneys have appealed that ruling. The Voronezh Regional Court heard the appeal on July 10.
Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot who called in artillery fire via radio, has been detained by Russian police after she illegally crossed the Ukrainian-Russian border as a refugee.
On July 9, members of the Voronezh Region’s Public Oversight Commission who visited Savchenko found no violations of the approved prison conditions.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has officially charged Nadezhda Savchenko with complicity in the murder of VGTRK journalists during the ongoing military operation in eastern Ukraine.
Savchenko was allegedly detained by the insurgents during a clash with the Ukrainian army in June. Her name was on the list of a score of prisoners taken by the fighters of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. However, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee, Savchenko was not detained in the Luhansk area but in Russia, which she entered as a refugee.
Vesti correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and sound engineer Anton Voloshin were killed on June 17 in a mortar attack in the vicinity of Metallist and Mirny, small towns near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.