13:45 Apr. 12, 2016
Ukrainian pilot's health deteriorating while she is on her seventh day of full hunger strike
Russian doctors assessed illegally convicted Ukrainian pilot's health as satisfactory, saying that she does not need to be hospitalized, Russia's state-owned news agency TASS reports.
Still, Nadiya Savchenko remains under the dynamic supervision of medical staff, and continues to receive necessary supporting therapy, the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service says.
Nadiya Savchenko is currently undergoing the seventh day of her full hunger strike, protesting her abduction from Ukraine and illegal conviction.
Last month, a Russian court ordered her to spend 22 years behind bars for being involved in the deaths of two Russian journalists in the Donbas warzone in 2014 and for crossing the Ukrainian-Russian border illegally.
Savchenko denies the charges. Human rights organizations, the OSCE, some UN Security Council members and the European Parliament have all called for her release.